Merry Christmas! As we bask in the joy of the Incarnation and look forward to the transition into a new calendar year, I would like to invite you to join me in a special practice in the year ahead. The joining of heaven to earth in Jesus is an ongoing process. God coming and dwelling amongst us at Christmas was made an eternal and ongoing promise when the Holy Spirit was sent to be our advocate in this world.
And so, as we live out the story of God’s redeeming work through the church calendar, I invite you to join me in looking for all the ways that God’s presence in our midst is revealed in the year ahead. Just as the coming of that sweet little baby Jesus was a surprise to all, let us open ourselves to being surprised by God’s joy, grace and peace as He continues to come into our midst.