-Pastor Melissa Fain-
1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. 5 He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
Luke 2:1-6 NRSV
Did you know most people feel the wait leading up to something seems longer than the event itself? Like standing in line for a ride. You might spend more time walking around the park but knowing how close you are to getting on the ride can make each second feel like forever.
Once again, it’s that anticipation. Good things get really exciting right before they happen. Now it’s only two days before Christmas! I hope that’s something that has you excited. The more excited you are for what’s coming, the longer these next two days might feel. It’s okay. Part of the journey is waiting. Actually, a large part of any journey is waiting. That’s why we spent three days talking about it.
This wait, however, is so close. This wait is the most exciting. We are almost there, and we can feel it!
Question: What are you most excited about for Christmas?
Prayer: Dear God, We are ready! We want to celebrate! We want to worship you! Amen.
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