• Excerpt from December, 2019 "The Mountain Top Messenger" newsletter...

    Well it doesn't happen very often; the month of December and Advent start on the same day. Two beginnings. The beginning of December, the month that ushers in Christmas and then the New Year. And then Advent, the New Church Year, that ushers in the birth of our Savior...
 
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December 2019 "The Mountain Top Messenger" Newsletter
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Well it doesn't happen very often; the month of December and Advent start on the same day. Two beginnings. The beginning of December, the month that ushers in Christmas and then the New Year. And then Advent, the New Church Year, that ushers in the birth of our Savior. As we wound down last church year we focused on our Lord's second coming and how we must always be watchful and ready. For the first twenty-four days of this month we change gears and prepare to welcome the child Jesus into the world once again. As we think of Christmas, the birth of that sweet little baby in the manger, sometimes we lose prospective of who that innocent child really is. We forget about the understanding that, that precious little package is God, God incarnate, God come into the flesh, God who stepped away from a Holiness and Awesomeness that we cannot even begin to imagine. One of the things I love about the season of Advent and Christmas itself is the music. All those songs that we know and love so well. As I write this, we are still a few days away from Thanksgiving and a few more away from Advent, and if you promise not to hold it against me, I will tell you that I have secretly started listening to Christmas music in the confines of my office. And my favorite piece is a simple song sung by the group Pentatonix, I know others have sung this song, but in my opinion no one does it better. This song tells of where Jesus, that little child has come from, why He is here, and who he really is. I am going to cheat on word count this month and share with you the lyrics of this song; read them, take them in, think about what they mean. What they mean for Mary, what they mean for the world, and what they mean for you. I also encourage you to find the song, listen to it and enjoy. If you can't find it, stop my office anytime and we can listen together. My dear friends I ask the Lord to bless you all with Christ's peace this season, may you have a blessed season that includes as many of your family and friends as are humanly possible. And I ask you to always leave room in your heart for that baby boy. God Bless.

Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered, will soon deliver you

Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little baby, you kiss the face of God

Mary did you know? Mary did you know? Mary did you know?

The blind will see, the deaf will hear, the dead will live again
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb

Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven's perfect lamb?
That sleeping child you're holding is the great I am

Mary did you know? Mary did you know? Mary did you know?


"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:11)