The Christmas season is filled with traditions and memories and the familiar stories, sights, and smells. As a result the story of Jesus' birth sometimes loses it's impact and becomes "the same old, same old..." I hope you've read chapter 22 in "The Story" which combines the birth of Jesus accounts from the gospels of Matthew, Luke, and John (if you haven't yet, go do that now). Reading these passages away from the Christmas season - as well as placed together in a chronological order - brings new perspective to this well-known and well-loved story.
One of the important things to grasp is just how impactful Jesus' birth was. It required the willingness of both Mary and Joseph to live with the scandal of assumed infidelity and sin. It complicated an already inconvenient 70-mile trip for a Roman census. And it split the history of humanity in two - forever changing the dates on the timeline. All of this pales in comparison to God's mysterious and miraculous melding of his UPPER story with our LOWER story through the incarnation: God squeezing himself into a human baby's limitations to become someone unique - fully God and fully man. It was his solution that all of the Old Testament hinted at and pointed to that would bring a way for sinful people and a holy God into a restored relationship!
I hope you'll be able to join us this Sunday, March 1st, as we transition to the heart of The Story: Jesus. He's the Man with the Plan!
Cabin Fever Game Night!
Are you going nuts during this wind-down from winter? Well we've got the solution for you: GAME NIGHT!
All ages are invited to join us at the church tonight, February 27th, from 6:30-9:00 pm. Feel free to bring a favorite game and maybe a snack to share. It'll be a fun time for all.
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church