Peace on Earth
Many people have different ideas about what Christmas is all about. Some may think it's about family time and opportunities to make wonderful memories together. Others may think it's about presents and giving gifts to others. Some may even think it's about all the lights and glitz that have become a part of our culture. The real confusion occurs when people forget the original story of Jesus and why he came to earth. The announcement of his birth by the angel to the shepherds came with a special message to the world. The angel said, "Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests." Jesus came to give peace to the world between God and man and also between people. It is God's ultimate desire to love his creation and to also have his creation love him back. Jesus came to show that love and to also show us how to love others. Let us all strive for peace in everyone's life that is eternal because of the life of Jesus.
Ekklesia Children Telling the Story
Ekklesia children Mia and Ella sing Away in a Manger
On Sunday, December 17, our Sunday gathering focused on telling the story of Jesus' birth. Our children helped out by telling the story from the Gospel of Luke and also sang the song, Away in a Manger. We had a wonderful time of eating together and then followed that by a time of worship around tables.