The season of Advent is upon us! As if you didn’t know already…
It seems that Christmas comes at us in full force every year, at least in the stores where we shop, the radio that we listen to, the TV we watch, the online ads, etc. Yet, behind the lights, black Friday deals, and the joy of the season, remains the anticipation of a world waiting for a savior. We are a people and a planet that is not complete but longs to be in relationship with God and one another. We, along with the rest of the universe, have been formed and created by God but, we are also imperfect people who constantly sin against each other and our Creator. So we need salvation. We need to be redeemed and brought back into good relationship with our Creator again and again, day after day.
This Christmas, as with every Christmas, we do not celebrate our perfection, but, instead, rejoice in the salvation that God gives to the world. We know that life is not all lollipops and gum drops all the time, but sharing those with friends and family once a year reminds us of the better things that God has in store. So, whether you experience the joy of the Christmas season through lollipops and gumdrops, candy canes and cookies, or junk food and egg nog, remember the behind it all there is a savior who loves you - one who came to bring you back to the God who formed you.