Some of you just had some of the warmest memories of the family gathering around celebrating and laughing together. You remember the family diners, the family parties, the fireplace warming the room … You can picture all of that and say, God thank you.
Some of you on the other hand just had some of the most mixed feelings ever. You are confused with emotions ranging from sweet to horribly chaotic. I would like to say to you, I am sorry that you have had these experiences, but I know the One who brings Joy.
Yes, family gatherings can be some of the best times of our lives and some of the worst times of our lives as well. Regardless, it is still family.
Who is around your table this year? Who will gather at your dining room and celebrate together? Most families have the “Cousin Eddies” of the group. Guess what, they are still family!
This Christmas season we will take a look at Family Times. Ranging from Who’s In The Family to the truth that Family Takes Work. Each Sunday morning in December we will take a look at these truths as we keep our hearts focused on Jesus and the way that God used this simple family to bring the greatest Gift ever. Can God use your family to bring this good news of great joy? Yes, He can!
Your family has the opportunity to bring Good News of Great Joy. What if you made the decision this year as a family to be creative on how you brought Good News to those around you? What would that look like?