Remember, the world into which Jesus was born was a world ruled by terroristic threats; tensions along racial, ethnic, and religious divides; and vastly differing opinions over how to deal with any of it. Yet the message of hope arrived: “Don’t be afraid. I have some very good news for you—news that will make everyone happy. Today your Savior was born in David’s town. He is the Messiah, the Lord." And the message was carried forth: "When the shepherds saw the baby, they told what the angels said about this child."
That message continues to go forth. God has come to us and is always coming. It is good news. Let's share in celebrating this good news throughout this season of Advent. I invite you to be active in worship, if not at ELCC, then in another community that gives meaning to your life. We will be focusing in this season on how this Good News of Christ's presence impacts our lives - with good news to share and action to take in embodying the living Christ in this world that is so desperately in need of hope and light.
This Sunday, we will share the prophet, Isaiah's reminder that "you have good news to share." As we follow the prophet's words to prepare the way for the Lord, let us infuse our lives with the good news of a God who loves us enough to become one of us. I look forward to worshiping with you.
Love and Grace,