Our Christmas Eve service is December 24, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. (Luke 2:6-7)
The time came for Mary to give birth. There was a time, God’s time, for His Son to enter into the world. Prophets had foretold this moment for centuries. Israel had longed for their promised Messiah–waiting on tiptoe for His advent. The time had come.
The pregnant hope of Israel came into the world, wrapped in swaddling cloths, and laid in a feeding trough. Jesus, the Bread of Life, was born in Bethlehem, which means the house of bread. It was time for bread from heaven. It was time to feast on the only One who could satisfy the insatiable human soul.
The time has come once again in the calendar year when we pause to remember the story of Jesus’ coming to earth. It is time to slow down and celebrate the incarnation! Sing songs of jubilation! Dance with loved ones. Let out boisterous hallelujahs! Don’t hold back your praise during this Christmas because the Bread of Life came down from heaven for you to be broken and make you new.
Join us on Christmas Eve from 4-5 pm at MBC, as we recount the jaw-dropping love of God through Scripture and song. We will not have a Christmas day service, but we pray it is a rich time with family and friends.
In the Incarnate Lord Jesus Christ,