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Grace - Advent 2015

We’ve entered the Season of Advent. Christmas trees are up, people are shopping. It’s the Season of Gifts. But we know “the reason for the Season” -- that God gave his son to be born on earth, giving up Heavenly Glory for the humble confines of a manger in a corrupt, broken world. Matthew and Luke have nice infancy narratives that tell the story of Christ’s birth -- reenacted each year in Christmas pageants in churches throughout the world. But I’ve always liked John’s description: John 1: 1-4 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all t hings were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John goes on to say: John 1:14-17 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only bego