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The Days after Christmas (4 of 4)
Series: It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
Well, December 25 has come and it has gone. And if you're like me, and I know kids are like this you get so excited and so built up for Christmas day and you're just counting down the days. And one of our secretaries has a little thing outside of her door, ''So many days till Christmas.'' And it's a little chalkboard. And every day you write, you know, six more days till Christmas, five more days till Christmas. And everybody gets so excited about Christmas. And man my shopping days are getting down to the wire here. And then we had a huge Christmas Eve celebration and it was so exciting. It was a candlelight communion service here. And it was such a great time. And then we went home and celebrated Christmas on Christmas morning. And then you open all the presents. And the decorations are still up, but the excitement can easily go away and all the anticipation has now opened, and we can say Christmas is over. Or is it really over?
We've been in a series the whole month of December entitled, ''It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.'' And we looked at the miracles of Christmas as the angel Gabriel said to Mary, ''Mary, you're pregnant.'' And there was a big wow! And then we looked at the struggles of Christmas, the difficulties associated with Christmas that were in the Christmas story when Mary told Joseph, ''Joseph, I'm pregnant.'' Whoa! The wow turned to whoa. And then we studied last week about the joys of Christmas when the angel came to the shepherds and said, ''A Savior has been born for you.'' And I was trying to come up with a W, and I got Wahoo, you know, 'because I was like, Wow, Whoa, Wahoo. Man, can anything be better news than a Savior is born for me, to save me?
And now, here we are, the days after Christmas. And it's when God revealed to the wise men, ''Wise men, you go home another way.'' And that speaks to what next? W ...
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