Christmas Eve might be one of my favorite days of the year. We like to say around our house that Debbie and I don’t have children anymore. We have adults. But, come Christmas time, we have kids again. Just the other day our son Cameron was grabbing a gift from under the tree with his name on it, shaking it to see if he could figure out what it was. Our nephews are coming over in a day or two to make sugar cookies and my kids (I mean adults) are all asking if they can help. It’s that time of year that has us thinking about family.
Thoughts of family are all the Woodards seem to think about these days with the return of our oldest from the mission field. God’s faithfulness in her return from China and hearing of her work there has been such a blessing this Christmas season. It has also given me pause. As Savannah and I hopped in the car to go to church for our first service at the new building she stopped and said, “I forgot something!” She ran inside and came out with her Bible. She said, “It’s so weird. I can carry my Bible with me out in the open. I haven’t been able to do that in a while.”
I wonder if in the midst of this busy season, we’ve forgotten what Christmas is all about. While I’m busy thinking of presents, food, and family, I think I’ve lost perspective on what this thing called Christmas really means. It’s a day we stop and celebrate the birth of a Savior. A day to celebrate the greatest gift ever given. I hope you’ll join us on Christmas Eve as we take time to pause and proclaim that our Savior has been born and salvation is a gift that can be opened by anyone that calls upon the name of the Lord.
Join us today at 2pm or 4pm as we celebrate Christmas Eve together.