McMillan Lecture Series returns February 8. Dr. Erskine Clark, Professor Emeritus American Religious
History at Columbia Seminary, will be our guest for a weekend of discussion. Please mark your calendar.
Souper Bowl Luncheon is Sunday, February 3. All proceeds benefit Youth, Guatemala & Cuba mission
trips. You may donate what you would for a normal meal. Children’s menu also available.
Walk through the Bible series begins January 13 at 5:00 p.m. Monday classes begin January 14 at 10:00 a.m. Classes will be held in the Session Room.
Psalm 102: 18-22“Let this be written for a future generation,that a people not yet created may praise the Lord:‘The Lord looked down from His sanctuary on high,from heaven He viewed the earth,to hear the groans of the prisonersand release those condemned to death.’So the name of the Lord will be declared in Zionand His praise in Jerusalemwhen the peoples and the kingdomsassemble to worship the Lord.”
A pastor once told me that the entire Bible, beginning to end, is a story about Jesus. If this is true, what incredible joy this Psalm should bring us! We are part of the future generation this was written for, for the purpose that we may praise the Lord.Our Savior looked down from Heaven and saw the groans of a people enslaved to their sin. He made a conscious choice to come down from Heaven, take on flesh and vulnerability, and live a human life – full of human pain and inconveniences – in order to release us who were condemned to death.
So as we celebrate Jesus’ birth, may we not forget that His choice to come to earth was a conscious one. May we take pause to think about what this means for each of us in our own lives, and may we declare His name with joy and thanksgiving as we consider what He has done for us.