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Jesus Without Tinsel
I found this morning’s sermon difficult to preach. I much prefer to “traditional” nativity story. Everyone is groomed, clean and well fed. There is no conflict and no sorrow. Joy fills the earth and it has forever remained that way.
As much as I would like for the story to be like that, it’s just not the world we live in. Neither was it the world Jesus was born into and grew up in. A realistic view of the nativity might not produce the warm feelings of a sentimental Christmas movie, but it does provide strength and encouragement to face the present and move into the future.
A couple of people requested a copy of the Eugene Peterson story I read this morning. For a pdf file click this link: Christmas Shame.
All of my children, their spouses as well as both my granddaughters were with us at church today. We are blessed in many ways. Our prayer is that you will experience the true joy of Jesus coming into our world of sin and shame this season. May he bless you as you continue to seek him. Merry Christmas!