"For unto us a child is born..." Isaiah 9:6
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Luke 2:8 “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.”
This is a familiar passage I learned at age 5 in VBS, along with 7 other verses. I never dreamed that 50 years later I would be in those fields. These shepherds were passing another night with their sheep. They probably never thought they were doing anything noteworthy. The life of a shepherd was filled with endless days of sameness, one season after another. This verse says they were abiding and keeping watch. In the midst of this mundane lifestyle came Jesus, the long awaited Messiah. His birth turned that particular night into a night so special that we are still talking about it 2,000 years later.
We, too, are abiding. We, too, are faced many times with days of seeming sameness. But remember this: Jesus will come for those who are watching for His return. The time is nearing. Every Christmas brings us one year closer to His return. Then again, some of us may go ahead of His coming, as has been witnessed by us all in the last two weeks.
May He find us watching.
- Rollin Mitchell
CBWC as a congregation strives to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ through many avenues of ministry including those of the ICHA. Our mission is to spread the glorious message of heart holiness in the Wesleyan tradition both at home and abroad. See the Ministries page to learn more about Calvary Bible Wesleyan ministry.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We at Calvary couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
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UBC will present their Christmas program during the morning service. There will be no Sunday School this morning. A dinner at Calvary Hall will follow. All are invited.
Christmas programs presented by the children in the morning and the youth (and others) in the evening. Come and bring a friend.