The Star: A Journey to Christmas
This Advent season, you are invited to join us on an epic journey – to follow the star. It’s not just about the destination, but also about a journey we can take together to experience God’s love and grace in the midst of real life.
Over two thousand years ago, a star burst through the darkness and signaled the long-awaited, yet still unexpected birth of a Savior. Christmas can still truly give us a taste of the most wonderful time of world history. Jesus—the Messiah, the Savior—came as the light into the darkness and stress and pain of the world—our world. That world then, just like our world now, including our lives, needs the light to illuminate, clarify, guide, and heal. Christ’s coming brings that ultimate light through hope, love, joy, and peace. This journey will follow the star to Christmas—and beyond!
So no matter how dark your life is right now, no matter where you find yourself, no matter what pain or sadness you feel, the star’s light shines for you. It is God’s invitation to come and experience His story—past, present, and future.
Where do you need to surrender and enter the journey of peace? Because remember, peace is not the absence of trouble, but rather the presence of God.
Open your heart to the God of the universe who came to earth so that we could live in relationship with Him and experience the joy He brings.
As we prepare our hearts for the celebration of Christ’s arrival, let allow His love to penetrate our hearts, and let’s put into practice His love flowing through us.
Advent is about preparing. It’s not about finding all the answers or checking all the boxes. You just have to show up and be willing to follow God’s lead. Wherever you are, you are not too late. God wants to fill your heart with hope for the ultimate healing and life in His Son.