From Pastor Linda

Dear Friends,


It doesn’t seem possible for another Christmas to be here already! Yet, each year grows richer as I remember life is a journey. As God’s people, we are on a continuing journey. As you are aware life has ups and downs. As I reflect on the darkness of the news, with violence and terrorism, and other low points, I am thankful the journey continues. The belief that life is a journey is liberating, because when you find yourself in some unwanted place, you can remember that place is not a destination. Those low points are just stopping points, not staying places.


As you get ready to celebrate the birth of the Christ Child, may you take the opportunity to reflect on what the new babe. Emmanuel means God with us. This assures us, we do not walk the journey alone. We have the Light of the World as our guide through all life’s ups and downs. Love is present with us now and always. Jesus enters the world because God loves it, even when it is messy. God with us assures us we never need to walk in darkness along our journey, without hope for the future. We are invited to trust the One, who came into the world in all its turmoil, and who still reaches out to us now. As you journey toward Christmas, look and listen for the wonders that remind you that God’s presence and power are still at work in the world. Let the Light of the World continue to guide you along life’s journey!


May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace this Christmas!


Peace and Blessings,

Pastor Linda









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