Imagine the emotions of joy, relief and gratitude which rushed through the man bobbing to keep his head above water when he looked up and saw the rescue diver being lowered to save him. He was helpless and he knew it. Without the helicopter pilot and diver, he was a dead man. He might have felt lucky. He might have felt blessed. He might have had a sense of awe. But the one thing he did not say to himself was, “I am invincible. I saved myself.”
Christmas has lost its impact on many of us because we have lost appreciation that spiritually, we are as helpless to save ourselves as the man in the ocean was of making it home alive without the help of a highly trained rescue team. Christmas is a time of salvation. It is a time to recognize how small our place in this universe is. It is a time to admit we are nowhere near good enough to demand God’s acceptance. It is a time to confess we need someone to save us.
If you feel like you are having to force yourself to get excited about celebrating Christmas, maybe you’ve lost your focus. It could be you are letting the circumstances of your life determine whether or not you should celebrate Christmas this year. Join us for one of our weekend services. The message of God’s Christmas salvation not only naturally leads us to celebrate, it opens our eyes to the truth about ourselves – a truth which changes us forever.
Worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am.