“LOCK YOUR DOORS”
“HIDE ALL YOUR VALUABLES”
“TAKE YOUR PURSE”
“REMEMBER YOUR KEYS”
Far from a happy seasonal greeting, the mall’s marquis gave me a sign for Advent. Some see the season prior to Christmas as warning and gloom. They are bred by fear, grief, cynicism, and apathy that accompany the madness of the mall.
“DON’T BE MATERIALISTIC”
“AVOID TALKING ABOUT GRIEF”
“WATCH OUT FOR HOLIDAY THIEVES”
“BE CAREFUL NOT TO RUN YOURSELF RAGGED”
This season, we’re writing new markers to prepare our lives for Christmas. Instead of fear, apathy, cynicism, and grief, we’re replacing them with new signs of life. They are hope, peace, joy, and love. Instead of flashing on the highway, we hold them proudly on our hearts, in our lives, around our homes, and in our worship. When we come together as people of God we sing,
“O COME, O COME EMMANUEL!”
“I HEARD THE BELLS ON CHRISTMAS DAY”
“JOY TO THE WORLD! THE LORD IS COME!”
“LOVE CAME DOWN AT CHRISTMAS”
Looking for signs of the season? You’ll find one posted here at First Baptist.