“Therefore, the Lord will give you a sign. The young woman is pregnant and is about to give birth to a son, and she will call him Immanuel.” – Isaiah 7:14
Now that the turkey has been eaten, the decorations are out, the shopping has begun, and I have watched Christmas Vacation, I am ready for the season of Christmas! There is so much that goes into preparing for Christmas, but it is the preparation the makes the season meaningful. In the preparation for the arrival of Christ, God is revealed to us.
This Sunday, we will begin a new message series for Advent called He Shall Be Called. Throughout this series, we will be looking at the prophecies told of Jesus as the coming Messiah through the prophet Isaiah. Isaiah spoke of Jesus as a wonderful counselor, mighty God, everlasting father, and prince of peace. Each week, we will look at different name for Jesus as we lead up to the name that is above all other names — Jesus…Emmanuel…God with us.
Advent is a time of preparation; it is a time that we prepare ourselves for the arrival of Christ on Christmas morning. As we journey together through this season of Advent, I hope you will take the time to prepare yourself for God’s arrival in your life. Have a blessed Thanksgiving weekend and I look forward to being with you in worship this Sunday at 8:45 and 11:00!
With Expectant Hope,
P.S. If you want to know about all that is happening this Christmas at Royston, we invite you to visit our website at roystonfirstumc.org/christmas.