It’s a great time of year…
Thanksgiving has been enjoyed but is now over. We walk through the Advent season anticipating our arrival and celebration of the King. We prepare the way for the Messiah through our words and testimony. We rejoice that God sent Jesus, and we are so thankful as we remember not only His arrival but also His saving grace for sinners like us. I’m reminded, on a more personal note, that some of us really enjoy the holidays and others of us are now missing someone who used to sit around the table with us. It could be a parent who passed on, a spouse who moved on, or a child that would likely be described as a “prodigal”. A million scenarios could describe the making of a missing person at the holiday table. Maybe you can invite a person you know to be lonely over for dinner? Maybe encourage them with a note or even go “old school” and call them!!! Whatever you do, enjoy the season you are in and anticipate the needs of those around you. Part of being a church body is reacting to the joys of some and carrying the burden of hardship with others.
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”