Close to 1,600 people were blessed through the five worship services offered Christmas Eve. It was a wonderful evening of celebration, contemplation, and spiritual renewal. At the 4:00 pm family service I shared my alternative text to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. I have been asked by a number of people to share the text with the congregation. The following is my concluding comments Christmas Eve.
God breaks into our world and proclaims: I choose you! Rudolph’s song is our song. You know the beloved song of Rudolph; through the birth of Christ Jesus, God rewrites the song for you and me:
Children of God our creator
Unique in every way
You are God’s beloved
Despite what others say.
All of the other children
May bully and reject your claim
Calling you an outsider
Darkness and discouragement came.
On this foggy Christmas Eve
The angel comes to say:
People who have lost your way,
God has chosen you this day!
Oh how my life’s transformed then
Beloved by God this night.
Gifted and accepted
I am God’s redeemed ‘n loving light!
Join us this Sunday as we continue with our sermon series, Resolutions. Through Jesus Christ, God broke into our world and offers us life, love, healing, and wholeness. Everyday we choose how we respond to this gift. Resolve in 2016 to live positively as you embrace God’s gift.