New Year's Resolution (December 16, 2015)
When it comes to Christmas, there is a lot to look forward to. Candy canes, tinsel, twinkling lights, and - oh, right. The gifts. If you're like most people, you've probably spend some time thinking about the gifts you're hoping to receive this Christmas. Maybe you've even made a list so your friends and family know exactly what to give you. But while it's fun to unwrap a gift you've been waiting and hoping for have you ever been given a gift that took you entirely by surprise? A gift you didn't even know you wanted until you opened it? A gift that was completely unexpected? Unexpected gifts have been at the heart of the Christmas story for more than two thousand years, beginning with the very first Christmas. And believe it or not, it was God who began the tradition. For the next few weeks, we'll talk about three times God surprised the world with a gift that was entirely unexpected. And, as we do, we might just discover how much those gifts continue to matter today.
Bottom Line: Even when God is silent, He is up to something.