December 2019



Dear church family,

It gets dark earlier this time of year, so we have more opportunity to look at a night sky and hear the stars speak.  They tell of cataclysms long ago that we can only imagine – things beyond human experience – and of vast distances that make human life seem very small.

“When I consider the works of your hands, the moon and the stars that you have established, what are human beings that you are mindful of us?  What are mortals, that you should care for us?”

The gospel is that on this little planet, out of all that vastness, God took on a form – our form.  It is amazing to think that the Creator of the universe became a baby in a manger.  

“Yet you have made us only a little lower than yourself and have crowned us with glory and honor.”

It is even more amazing to think that the miracle happens every day.  There are stars in the eyes of people we meet.  For according to our gospel, every person bears the image of God. May the Christ Child shine before you day and night.

“O Lord our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”   Psalm 8

With every blessing for your Christmas,

Rev. Larry Wood