Friday, December 25, 2009

Three Words

Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah gave us the reason we celebrate centuries before the first Christmas . . .
For to us
three powerful words
that describe
and ultimately love beyond reason.
For to us
celebrate the gift and activity of God
experience the generosity of God,

in the presence of Emmanuel,
in the power of salvation,
in the love that came the first Christmas,
in Christ.
For to us

Learning with you to KICK START the day . . . in the sacredness of three words,  
                                      Pastor Kerrie

Expectation . . . Advent 2009
Pray with expectancy through the enabling power of the Holy Spirit.

Experience the simplicity and power of breath praying.
Connected Love

Advent Focus 



Luke not only wrote about the in-breaking of God into the daily life of humanity
but also about the individuals who participated in the God-event.
The story of Christ, God with us, would not be the same without
Joseph, Mary, the shepherds, and others.
Their legacy, recorded in the scriptures, powerfully demonstrates
how humanity is given the opportunity
to participate and engage with the activity of God in this world.  
Luke 2:5-12                                                                                          
He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.  While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

 Pray with Expectation

 Breath prayer: Connected Love

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