Do you like to party?
Maybe you’re a big party person. Maybe you party alone with your favorite movie and pizza. But regardless of your style, we’re days away from the biggest reason to party that’s ever happened!
Christmas is more than a shopping extravaganza (thankfully). It’s more than Christmas movies and music and lights and ornaments. It’s about a party. Think about it like this. When you get invited to a party, what’s the reason for the party? Usually it’s to celebrate something. It could be a birthday, a promotion, a graduation, or a national holiday. But typically there’s a reason to celebrate. And so, we throw a party.
Well Christmas is THE reason to celebrate!
- It’s a time to celebrate God’s incredible gift to all of humanity.
- It’s a time to celebrate the “incarnation.” (If you missed last Sunday, we talked about this briefly.)
- It’s a time to celebrate a new way to live.
Even the shepherds realized it was time to party!
Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself. The sheepherders returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. It turned out exactly the way they’d been told!
Luke 2:19 – 20, The Message
So this year as you consider Christmas, consider it a reason to party. Whether you like to party with several hundred of your closest friends, or party with popcorn and a Christmas movie.
And to help you celebrate, we’re having four (4) Christmas Eve gatherings at Seneca Creek this Saturday. I’d like to invite you to join us at 2:00, 3:30, 5:30, or 7:00 pm. All are welcome, and together we’ll celebrate the event that changed the world!
-Partying Pastor Mark
P.S. Remember to invite someone else to the party on Christmas Eve. Maybe a family member, friend, neighbor, or colleague.