Streets dusted with powdered sugar snow are empty now after the hustle and bustle within this tiny town. Everyone empties the church after singing praises to the newborn King. The lights dim as the final wishes of “Merry Christmas,” are heard in the streets. A homeless man huddles in the darkness. Dare he enter the sanctuary? He isn’t dressed in the festive clothes. He smells bad – hair uncombed – fragrance of cheap wine still lingers on his lips.
Some might say there’s no place for someone like that – especially in the church. At least that’s how many of our churches look at outsiders. Still the tiny child laying in a manger, beckons each and every one – inside and out – to come to Him. Jesus, Christ was born for all people.
If it is not possible to attend a service in person, remember that our worship begins in our hearts and that’s exactly where Jesus wants to meet us. Come, let us worship the King. Let us bow down to the Lord of our salvation. Jesus is deserving of our praise. He loves us, no matter how we look or where we come from. He makes no exceptions. So, come let us adore Him!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO OUR BLOGGING FRIENDS FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER