Warmest greetings to all of you from Florida, where it really never feels much like the Xmases I remember growing up!

Nevertheless, this post is scheduled to go live on Christmas morning, and so from me to you, may your Christmas be blessed with all that is good and with all the hope that seeing Jesus come to rescue can bring.

And, pastor, my hope is that you rest today. God has become man. That is your joy as much as it is your message. Today, as much as you are able, rest. And celebrate. It’s why Jesus came.

And thanks for taking the time, today and so many other times, to join us around Greatheart’s Table.

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Notes and resources relevant to this episode:

Scripture quotes / allusions are to Isaiah 35:10 and Romans 8:18 (“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”)

The hymn quoted is “It came upon the midnight clear” (Edmund H. Sears)

The Rich Mullins song is “Hold Me Jesus”

Podcast music provided by Over the Rhine, and used with permission.
Intro: “All My Favorite People” / Lyrics
Outro: “Called Home” / Lyrics

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