Pastor Perspective

Pastor Paul Mattson

December 2019

. . in Pastor’s Perspective:

“You are the God who works wonders….Psalm 77:14 

A child tips and shakes a wrapped Christmas gift under the tree with her name on it. She wonders what is inside—what is it? At Christmas, it will be opened and the wonder will cease. 

Advent and Christmas are seasons of wondering. The hymn writer agrees—”I wonder as I wander out under the sky, why Jesus the Savior was born forth to die?” 

This is more than curiosity. It is a search to better know, understand and believe in a God who works wonders. 

Have you looked at the night sky lately and wondered about Bethlehem……a manger…..a child? 

Have you looked into the canopy of the night sky and wondered about the many stars…..the vastness of the universe…the planets? 

Have you looked into the dark of the night and been overwhelmed with the greatness and bright-ness of it all? 

If not, do it! 

Be overwhelmed and filled with a deep sense of wonder. 

The good news is that God has unwrapped His gift for you in Jesus. In Jesus, the wonder of God’s great love for you is sure and certain. About that, wonder no more! 

Blessings to you and yours this Holiday season. 

Pastor Paul 

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