From the Pastor
While the world celebrates Christmas long before Christmas is here, trying only to make a buck: our Lord Jesus Christ, who once laid in an animal's feeding trough, who went hungry in the desert and thirsty on the cross, He comes to you, quietly, in Word and Sacrament.
And the world rushes by without knowing what a true cause for celebration is, or even what a true celebration is. Advent is a quiet season of repentance and contemplation. "Hosanna." is the eager cry of God’s people - a cry for God to be God, to fulfill the prophesies, and to save His people.
The Church waits. You and I wait patiently for the Lord - Why? Because He promised!
He promised He would come - and He did - as the Babe born in Bethlehem.
He promised He would come - and He does - oh, taste and see that Lord is good!
He promised He would come - and He will - He will come again to take you to be with Him forever - if it were not so, He would have told us.
You have this promise - hold on to His promises - Hold God to His promises - for in the prayer He gave us, He instructed us to pray - Thy Kingdom come. Before meals we pray - Come Lord Jesus. For Our God came then and there – He comes here and now – and He will come again everywhere at once.
The Christian waits patiently for the Lord - we wait - begging for mercy and confessing our sins. Jesus Christ comes to you with comforting words of forgiveness, He comes to you in His Body and Blood, He answers our prayers. We wait not as those who are uncertain or have no hope. We wait with full confidence. We wait - tasting the foretaste of the feast to come. We wait confidently – for we are at peace with God and with each other.
See you Sunday!