Christmas Eve 2021
1 John 5:18-21
18 We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them. 19 We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. 20 We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. 21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.
Today is Christmas Eve, a day of waiting for the dawn to rise and the light to come. As we come to the end of 1 John today, John reminds us what we are waiting for. We’re waiting to celebrate the birth of the Son of God who brought us into the knowledge of God’s salvation and into a relationship with God. The dinner is great, presents are fun and tinsel may be pretty, but the celebration is not about these thing, but him, let’s not lose sight of him or let anything take his place in our lives.
Jesus, we impatiently wait to welcome you again into our lives!