Pastor Stravato closed out our Christmas series, Hello Christmas, with his message, Twas the Days After Christmas!
He began by reminding us that we can love Christmas from a human perspective with all the traditions associated with it, and we can love Christmas from a redemptive perspective—realizing that God bought us from darkness, death and destruction with the precious birth of Jesus Christ.
Christmas is filled with deep emotions, both good and bad, and the days after Christmas can be very difficult.
We can deal with those days successfully by reminding ourselves of what Christmas really is…God’s greatest gift to the world (John 3:16).
Christ’s message to each of us in this and every Christmas season is that what is good and precious in our lives doesn’t ever need to be lost. and what is evil and undesirable in our lives can be changed.
Paul tells us in Galatians 5:22-23 that the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
There is no law against these things!
Pastor Stravato closed by telling us that Jesus Christ came into this world on Christmas so that He could deal with our past, heal our past, and keep our past in the past.
This should not be a season to be discouraged.
This is a season to be encouraged!