I have always lived in a part of the world where "dreaming of a White Christmas" has not even been on my radar. But I can still remember one Christmas Eve as we were leaving church from having several Candlelight services that it began to snow. It was a wonder to behold (for those of us who had lived in South Texas for most of our lives).
I would like to think my 'dreams' have been more "realistic." I doubt I will ever see several feet of snow in the Houston area on a Christmas Day. But I do believe that one day, I will see life lived out God's way!
On this first Sunday of Advent, we will begin our sermon series on Unwrapping Christmas for Real with a message on I'm Dreaming of a Real Christmas (Isaiah 2:1-5). Isaiah speaks into the time when "a day is coming when" things will be different—radically different from the world we live in today. It will be a day and a time when people will seek God together . . . when peace will reign between people and nations . . . when light will be more powerful than darkness. The "Urban Dictionary" would describe that as a "pipe dream." But God promises us that one day that will be reality.
Join us this Sunday as we begin to "unwrap Christmas for real" and "dream of a real Christmas"! See you Sunday!