Pastor's Post for December

Are you in awe, as I am, that we are approaching another Christmas season? It seems like we were just celebrating Easter yesterday. Yes, our perception of time flying by is something many can identify with. Since the Christmas season is upon us, it is more important than ever to prepare for our coming Savior and King, Jesus Christ! As we read the Old Testament scriptures, we can see how God prepared the way for Jesus to come to this earth, live a sinless life, die a sinner’s death, and rise from the dead only to return again for those who follow Him.

One major player in the preparation of Jesus’ coming to earth was found in John the Baptist. John was the forerunner to Jesus. As a matter of fact, He was a miracle as well. Read what happened when his father prayed for a son.

(Luke 1:11-13 NLT) While Zechariah was in the sanctuary, an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the incense altar. 12 Zechariah was shaken and overwhelmed with fear when he saw him. 13 But the angel said, “Don’t be afraid, Zechariah! God has heard your prayer. Your wife, Elizabeth, will give you a son, and you are to name him John.

As you prepare for this Christmas season, you can be assured of this fact, “God hears your prayers”. John was an answer to Zechariah’s prayers and Jesus is the answer to yours. Remember that Jesus is the reason for the season. Prepare to worship Him this Christmas. Place His name at the top of your Christmas list.

In Him,

Pastor James