Passage: 1 Samuel 2:18-20
Sunday, December 26, 2021
Rev Will White preached on “Lost at Home” from the series "Come Home for Christmas" based on scriptures I Samuel 2:18-20, 26 and Luke 2:41-52. This is the First Sunday after Christmas.
Yesterday was Christmas. Whew, we’re worn out. The crowd will be thin today, most likely. Only those faithful ones who come whenever the door opens will be present. Too many others say they have to tend to their guests or that they are the guests because they went home for Christmas. That is understandable. And we can’t really blame them, especially after weeks of saying, “Come Home for Christmas!”
More about the series Come Home for Christmas: Advent is an invitation. For many, it is the invitation to get into that Christmas spirit, to count down the days to the grand celebration, and let the holiday transform everything around us. We’re not all about Christmas, the holiday, about December 25 with all the jingle bells and tinsel. We are about Christmas, the Mass of Christ, the celebration of the Incarnate one who comes to remind us that we are not alone, and God is with us. We are about the longing for the coming kin-dom, where we will study war no more, where people will walk in the light, where joy will be found, and love with be the tie that binds us together. That’s the home for which we long. That’s the invitation this Advent season to your church and the world: “Come home for Christmas.”
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