Dear Members of Grace,
A blessed and joyous Christmas to you all! As I realize that not all of you may attend Christmas Eve or Christmas Day worship this year I want you all to know that you are in the hearts and prayers of the members who are attending. The church is the gathering of all the saints and in one sense the church is not complete without you with us. In another sense, the church is always complete yet incomplete: complete because Christ is always with whoever gathers together for worship, but incomplete until the great day of the marriage feast of the Lamb and His kingdom when all the Church of all ages is finally gathered together in one.
Christmas never changes: it is always the celebration of God’s love for us shown in His mercy of sending His Son to become man to redeem us from sin and death. May the Lord grant you that joy anew this year.
May God richly bless your faith in the Christ child Jesus, Emmanuel-God with us!