Sunday, January 01, 2012

Kildonan Community Church Presbeterian

Pastor Brenda Frazer
Happy birthday to Jon Kreviazuk
The spirit of Christ is in us and with us. The candle lighting reminds us of that.
Make a Joyful noise.
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers
Jesus came to us so it need not be like this.
Christmas has replaced the pagan solstice a celebration and lasts for 12 days.
The infant Jesus belongs to the whole world. He was a gift to us. 1st born boys belonged to God and the parents had to pay to redeem them. That boy-child of Mary is our brother.
Gal 4:4-7 heirs through Christ
Luke 2:22-40 Jesus is presented in the temple.

Tending the New Year
Nobody wants to hold on to the old year. A baby represents a new beginning. Simeon waited for the Messiah the Consolation of Israel. Mary was shocked when the old man took her baby and said he was the Messiah.
This was a much more Messiah than she had imagined. A sword will pierce your own soul also. Maybe she wanted to snatch him back.
Sometimes struggles have to come. The butterfly dies if she is helped out of the cocoon.
Mary's influence would have been profound in Jesus life but she allowed him to grow into what God wanted for him. We could respond with fear or, joy and trust. God is still in charge.
May we go into this new year tending it in faith. Nothing in all creation can separate us from the love of God.
God has promised to be with us.
I wonder as I wander
Community Prayer
Standing at the Portal

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