St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors.
From the Associate Pastor’s Desk
Don’t Miss Christmas


It is evident that many people who were present at the first Christmas never realized what was happening.    

The Innkeeper was so intent in serving his affluent guests that he did not recognize Mary and Joseph when they knocked at the door.

The people inside the Inn were so busy with their merry making they never realized that the greatest event that would ever happen in history was taking place just a few feet from where they were.

Herod the Great, in Jerusalem, was so concerned about his political ambitions that he never knew that one who was really King was making his advent into his realm.

The Innkeeper was interested in profit.  The guests were interested in pleasure. Herod was interested in politics. Because these were uppermost in their minds at the first Christmas they never found the Christ.

Now it is possible for us to go all the way through the Christmas season and never really find Jesus.

We can get so busy with our Christmas shopping and so bent in attending o many Christmas parties that we miss the spiritual significance of God’s advent into the world.

Yet, unless we kneel at an ancient manger, sing the glorious Christmas carols, and fill our hearts with love we are in danger of missing Christmas.

Mary and I would like to take this opportunity to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and a most Happy New Year.  It is a great joy to continue to serve with you in building His Kingdom.



   In His Service,