This past Sunday at Grace the Light of Jesus once again filled our church and our lives. It was such a great display of God’s amazing goodness when people came to fellowship and worship together. We rejoiced in the singing of Christmas carols, prayed together for God to fill our lives with the fellowship and joy of our great salvation, and then we gathered once again around the open Bible to hear what God had to say. It was a glorious day to be at Grace. I felt Sunday was like old times again. What a great joy to wash away the darkness of past days to greet the Light of Jesus who makes this season bright.
Sunday afternoon was a special blessing for Robbie and me as well. Over 30 of our folks came to our house to enjoy the goodies Robbie had prepared. Our people gathered around the tables and in the great room to relax and share the love of Jesus that lives in our hearts. It is wonderful when the people of Grace are blessed to share each other’s company.
Then, after the adults left around 4:30, the young people flooded in for hot dogs and all the trimmings. In all, 16 kids were present with supporting adults from our Student Ministry Team making our total youth gathering over 20. I spent my time praising God and thanking Him for this display of love and goodness as folks came together once again.
Jesus prayed for His church in John, chapter 17. Here is what He said, “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.” (John 17:20-21)
As I watched everyone having such a great time in worship and fellowship this past Sunday, I could not stop thinking and praying about what all those in heaven, who have gone before us, were doing. Was our fellowship this past Sunday morning anything close to what is going on in heaven right now. I want your Christmas season to be like that which heaven is celebrating. Let’s do our best this morning to once again join with those in glory who are rejoicing together around the throne of the Lord.