Each Christmas is a little bit different, and each person sees it a little bit differently.
Through the eyes of a child, the season is, of course, the most magical. Looking at it through the eyes of parents? Maybe slightly less magical and a little more frantic. Looking at it through the eyes of grandparents is perhaps where it starts getting magical again.
Wherever you’re at on this Christmas magic continuum, this is the time of year that we all want to have an experience. We feel a draw to the sacred and a desire to capture — or maybe to recapture — a sense of the hope and magic that we used to know this time of year.
Maybe it’s the lack of snow on the ground or the worldwide sense of doom that’s keeping you from enjoying the season. Maybe it’s personal, and COVID has taken violently from you. Maybe it’s financial frustrations, personal struggles, or family tragedy. Wherever you’re at and whatever you’re doing this Christmas season, we pray that you experience glad tidings of great joy.
Tidings of Comfort
May you take comfort in knowing that the God who came to earth 2000 years ago hasn’t changed His name. He’s still Immanuel..."God with us."
May you take comfort in knowing that a bird doesn’t fall from the sky without Him knowing about it.
May you find comfort in quiet mornings and in quiet nights, even if the middle part is loud and uncertain.
May you take comfort in a deferred hope that will not disappoint.
May you take comfort in God — who happens to be a God of Begin-Agains, Second Chances, Clean Slates, etc.
May you find joy simply in knowing and being known by God Himself.
May you find joy in knowing that, despite swirling chaos and uncertain futures, God, whose very name is Wonderful Counselor and Everlasting Father, is in control.
May you find joy in family, even though they’re a bit nuts.
May you find joy in simple moments, whether it’s while driving around Bald Eagle Lake looking at lights or watching Elf for the 15th time this season.
May you find joy in giving. And in receiving.
Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room
Have a wonderful Christmas. It’s been our pleasure at Liberty Classical to walk through these challenging times with our families and friends. It hasn’t been easy on any of us, but we’re thankful to have made it to where we are, and we believe that our best days are ahead of us. May your comfort and joy be found in Christ Jesus!