’Amήn, ercou, kurie ’Ιhsou.
“Amen, come, Lord Jesus.”
With these words from the second-to-last verse in the Bible, I joyfully greet you all—as this Advent and Christmas Season approach in the full and exciting force of the presence of God!
Yes, the presence of God. No—not the stressed out, gotta-buy-it-all/gotta-buy-it-now commercialism of the culture… If, for you, this Season is NOT about the presence of God—then I pray that it gets there very quickly for you and yours. If it means a re-focusing, re-directing, re-dedication—I pray that the Holy Spirit gives you the power through God’s Word to make it so! By His grace and to His glory! Indeed, that is what He does each and every time we gather in His house for Worship. Come…see…and receive!
“Come, Lord Jesus”, is more than our before-meal prayer. It is our fervent Advent prayer; it is our fervent constant prayer as well. And always, because:
“When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of Woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law…” (Galatians 4:4-5).
CHRIST CAME BACK…
“The angel said…‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay’” (Matthew 28:5-6).
CHRIST IS COMING AGAIN…
“I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also” (John 14:3).
Special mid-week Advent Worship Services each Wednesday, Services on Christmas Eve and Day, New Year’s Eve Worship, and the regular Sunday Services will provide for you and your family rich and blessing-filled times of connection to your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I pray and encourage that you will be present for them all, as God in His Word continues to equip us for following Him day by day. For the faith and strength to continue to pray—with our lips and our lives, “Come, Lord Jesus!”
Peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17), and see you in church!
Pastor Don Fraker