St Paul Connection, Dec 2

From the Pastor:

Greetings in the name of Christ,

I pray that God would bless you as we begin another church year. Advent marks the be- ginning of the festival season, and serves to remind us of the promises God keeps. He promised us a savior, and sent His own Son to save us from our sins. That is why His name is Jesus, which means “God Saves”.

I want to offer you encouragement as we enter into the cold and dark season of winter as well. It might seem a lot easier to skip the Christmas decorations this year, especially if you have had to cancel plans for family and friends to come over and enjoy them. But the darkness didn’t stop God from sending His light into the world. John:1 says that the darkness tried to overcome the light, but it can’t. God does not allow it.

So dig up that decoration box and set up those manger scenes. Join me in pointing to the true light of the world, even if only to remind yourself that God has promise never to leave you or forsake you, and God always keeps his promises.

Happy Advent! Pastor Aaron