"And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." Luke 1:38.
As we look around the sanctuary this morning and see the beautiful decrations for the Christmas season, we can't imagine such beauty without evergreen. Why? Because the evergreen remains green lifelike when other vegetation appears to have failed for the winter season. It has become a symbol of the constant and ongoing faithfulness of our God.
Have you decorated your tree yet? As we decorate each year, the evergreen reminds us that our God is faithful, year after year. He can be trusted to keep His word; He will not fail us or forsake us. He proved that by faithfully keeping His promise to send the world a Savior, one who was not only "faithful unto death" fo us, but who remains alive beyond the grave for us.
As our God is faithful, so He calls on us to be faithful too, to take Him at His word, trusing that He can and will keep His promises to us.
We are determined to live in such a way that everything we do gives glory to Him-like shining ornaments on a tree!
Pastor G.W.C. Richardson, Jr.