We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Laughter rang out as the children sang “Bring us some figgy pudding” in this traditional song, as a group of over 50 Senior Saints enjoyed a shared time of food, fun and festive friendship.
The second annual event was a wonderful time of giving and receiving. A delicious meal, including oven roasted pork tenderloin, salad, green beans, garlic mashed potatoes, and whole grain rolls, was provided. Of course, the meal was finished off with coffee or chai tea, and a choice of sweet treats such as pumpkin pie, cream-filled cake, baklava and fruit-filled gelatin desserts.
This season is jam-packed with similar social events, however, this gathering reminds us that Jesus, the name on many lips at Christmas time, teaches us to be givers and servants. Those who lovingly prepared, served, sang, and cleaned up after the event were acting like Jesus and showing honor towards those who came before us as members of the Lord’s church (Matthew 20:28 “even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”)
We offer thanks to our heavenly Father for all the wonderful blessings he provides continually such as the lives of these faithful saints who were honored at this holiday gathering. The greatest gift we offer our most profound thanks for is Jesus, who left the glories of heaven to be born and placed in a manger, “emptied himself by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men…he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore, God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow” (Philippians 2:7-10).
So, like the wise men who came from the East to bow down before Jesus with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, we also offer our gifts of service before our King. And we do “Wish you a Merry Christ-mas”.