Even though stores start selling for Christmas and Christmas music is played on the radio weeks before Christmas, the actual Christmas season—according to the church year calendar—begins on Christmas Day, 25 December 2017 and runs 12 days through 5 January 2018.
It’s unfortunate that radio stations generally stop playing Christmas music the day after Christmas, because technically we can celebrate Christmas 12 more days. I point out this detail, because Christmas—as the name explains—is all about Christ Jesus—and our worship of this King Jesus. Christmas is all about us receiving from God our savior, Jesus Christ, who came to make things right between us and God.
No matter how good you might think you are, Jesus came because every single person on this planet has been born into a life that is full of hate, anger, mistrust and so much more. Jesus is the only one, who can make things right. Jesus actually gives you LIFE!
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
Mapleton, IA 51034
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Pastor Chris LaBoube