By Tim Irving – Evangelism Team

Tis the season is upon us and if there is any doubt, you obviously weren’t at the cantata yesterday. Pastor Steve and the celebration choir nailed it again to two packed houses. Beautiful music and choral singing, two talented solos, songs and a short message all honoring the Lord, made for an inspiring opening for the Christmas season. It seems Christmas comes earlier and faster every year and the events keep rolling in. Just this week is Pastor Curt’s bean soup supper and white elephant exchange on Thursday, the kids Community Christmas celebration on Friday, and the Taste of Christmas and concert on Sunday night! Enjoy the events, the parties, the dinners with family and friends, the shopping, the excitement, but don’t miss the awe! God sent His Son to become one of us that He may atone for all of us! He is the gift above all gifts! Don’t knock yourself out trying to find the perfect gift, it’s already been given. Instead, share that awesome gift whenever and with whomever you can. Every time you see a manger scene, let the awe of what it represents overwhelm you! As fast as these next twenty days will fly by, slow yourself down, look at the beauty of the decorations with innocent child like eyes, as for the first time, and humbly thank our Heavenly Father for that awe filled night when the angels proclaimed our Savior’s birth!