Christmas 1 Sermon, 2017
Rev. Benjamin Tyler Holt
Have you noticed that we, as a nation, a community, and even in our own families, are very good at preparing for and counting down to Christmas Day?
For many families, watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade conclude with Jolly Old St. Nick—whether you do Santa or not—is a way to officially begin the annual Christmas count down.
We listen to the same five songs sung a thousand different ways. We “get out the Christmas decorations,” and that could mean either one box or fifty.
We send Christmas cards. We sing Christmas hymns (even when it’s still Advent!). And we wait with eager expectation Christmas Day, when we can open presents, relax, and go to church.
We’re good at counting down to Christmas Day.
But Christmas, the season, is more than one day.