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Recognize Him!

He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. (John 1:10, NLT)

My wife shared this the other day and I thought it was worth hearing again.

It is easy for us to get distracted by the chores and the busyness of the season, to-do lists, shopping, and even the giving (which is a good thing right?).

Let’s recognize WHO we are celebrating and each if us, in whatever circumstance where we find ourselves, create an environment where we welcome the presence of the KING into our homes, our celebrations, our relationships, our Christmas.

I know it is cliché to say, “Jesus is the reason for the season”, but the truth is, He is the guest of honor, the only reason we celebrate. So recognize HIM.

That’s why I am so excited to have our annual Christmas Eve candlelight service (5 p.m.) where we anticipate his coming – but an extra blessing this year that Christmas is on Sunday when we can celebrate it!  I look forward to worship on this wonderful, holy day (8:30 Robson, 10 a.m. Denton).  I hope you will join us.

Until then, we have events every night this week.  I have a shopping list I haven’t even started.  We have menus to create.  I have a puzzle to do with my daughter, a movie to watch with my son, and a new puppy destroying everything in her path!  But I’m committed to look for Him in it all…and to recognize him.

Merry Christmas!

See you on Saturday.

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