December 5, 2019

Dear Friends:

As Christmas grows ever closer, I find myself drawn to the prophecies in the Old Testament that give us a picture of the life-changing (world changing!) impact of the birth of Christ. The One whose birth split history in two still comes to us now – this day – to transform our lives. Listen to how Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist, describes Jesus’ coming (Luke 1:67-80):

By the tender mercy of our God,
The dawn from on high will break upon us,
To give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
To guide our feet into the way of peace.

Christ is our dawn – He is our bright morning star (2 Peter 1:19).  Through all the busyness of these next Advent weeks, may we experience His dawn in a new, transforming way.

In the peace & light of the Emmanuel,