Have you ever noticed how many Christmas songs speak of home? There’s a homing mechanism within us about Christmas and regardless of whether we’re physically able to gather there, we still think about it. It never leaves our thoughts. There’s also a spiritual aspect for coming home for Christmas as the incarnation and coming home. Join me on Sundays this Advent at 11:00 a.m. in Traditions.

Rev. Dr. Kip Laxson

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Corresponding Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7 (ESV)

The people who walked in darkness
    have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
    on them has light shone.
You have multiplied the nation;
    you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you
    as with joy at the harvest,
    as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
For the yoke of his burden,
    and the staff for his shoulder,
    the rod of his oppressor,
    you have broken as on the day of Midian.
For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult
    and every garment rolled in blood
    will be burned as fuel for the fire.
For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon[b] his shoulder,
    and his name shall be called[c]
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
    there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
    to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
    from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this

Nov. 29, 2020: “Leaving the Light On”