Why is this Breaking News?
November 30 - 1 • Andrew Berg
This weekend, we have the privilege of watching our Foothills Kids put on a production called Breaking News in Bethlehem. In the play, angel news anchors report on the birth of Jesus. It's fun, artistic and beautiful — you don't want to miss it! We'll also be starting our Christmas advent series, Unfamiliar Roads.
There's a lot to be excited for when talking about the Christmas season. It's worth our celebration! Not only do we receive gifts and spend time with family, this is a time to reflect on what Jesus means to us. So going into this weekend, I want you to think about this: why is the birth of Jesus good news? Why would it be such breaking news for those involved? Jesus' arrival is infinitely important, not because we get a day off, but because he came to fix a broken relationship between humanity and himself. Through him, we're no longer isolated but adopted into his family. Our sins are no longer filthy rags, we have been made clean. We are loved, we are accepted. In our mess, he entered so that we could be free from sin, shame and guilt. His love is unconditional, he took the initiative in this beautiful gospel story. That's good news. It's breaking news.
Consider this your invitation!
See you this weekend!