Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Here are my notes from tonights' Christmas Eve sermon, "The Often Overlooked Gift":
Why did Mary go with Joseph? 9 months pregnant and riding on a donkey? Joseph had to go. Back then an Inn was really a campground with a surrounding wall. In the center was likely a well and those who had any money probably had a tent. Not the most private place to deliver a baby. The stable was a cave - much better and more private. God always proides what we need when we need it. These are gifts of Gods' grace. God is present in our lives all the time. He is as near as the air we breathe. Whether we believe or are aware of it or not. Gods' grace is there. Let's try to be aware of His gift in our daily lives.