The Greatest Gift for a Not So Great Year
By most measures the year 2020 has not been a great year. A derecho pounded Iowa and a pandemic plagued the world. Almost everyone has been affected in some way by these or personal troubles. All these are reminders that we do not live in a perfect world.
Some 2000 years ago was not much better. The Roman Empire occupied Jerusalem. An emperor made trouble for many by ordering everyone to go to their hometowns to be counted. An unwed mother is found to be pregnant. She travels with her now husband to Bethlehem but they find no suitable lodging. Her child's first bed is a manger used for feeding animals. But this is how the Savior is born into our world. Jesus was born into a world that is not perfect, a world of suffering and troubles.
But Jesus is perfect. He is the true Son of God. Jesus is perfect and took on our humanity to be our Savior. For not only is our world not perfect, but we are not either. We need forgiveness from God. Jesus provided that forgiveness by his perfect life and innocent death on the cross. Jesus is God's greatest gift to you so that we might live with God in his perfect heaven. May the joy of this Christmas gift be yours now and always.
While this has been a year of isolation and staying at home, we invite you to join with us in praising God for the birth of his Son, our Savior. Join us in person or online for these special services.
In person at 8, 9:30 & 10:30 am
In person at 4 & 7 pm
In person at 4, 6 & 8 pm
In person at 10 am