For me, the climax of the holiday season is not Christmas morning, it’s Christmas Eve. The birth of Christ is such a sacred event that I must be in worship to truly experience Christmas.
Last night’s Christmas Eve service was especially moving. It was not just the music, or the Scripture reading, or even the message, although each of those elements were critical to the experience. What was moving to me is the all the people gathered together to worship and celebrate the greatest gift of all.
In the final moments of the service, the candlelight passed to each person, and the sanctuary began to glow. We sang Silent Night and raised our candles high, worshiping the one who made it all possible. For those few moments I caught a glimpse of heaven.
“Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.” Revelation 19:6-7
May you experience all the peace and blessings of this wonderful day.