2 In those days Caesar Augustus declared that everyone throughout the empire should be enrolled in the tax lists. 2 This first enrollment occurred when Quirinius governed Syria. 3 Everyone went to their own cities to be enrolled. 4 Since Joseph belonged to David’s house and family line, he went up from the city of Nazareth in Galilee to David’s city, called Bethlehem, in Judea. 5 He went to be enrolled together with Mary, who was promised to him in marriage and who was pregnant. 6 While they were there, the time came for Mary to have her baby. 7 She gave birth to her firstborn child, a son, wrapped him snugly, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the guestroom.
Luke 2:17 CEB
On this day we celebrate the birth of our saviour. I pray that you will be blest with family, friends and great grace. Remembering that He came to touch our world, and express the lifestyle of a servant. Reflecting the Father's intentions for us, showing us by His life the ultimate gift of love and sacrifice one for another.
Merry Christmas dear church family. I pray the blessings of God overtake you, and His joy fills any sadness with gladness this holiday season.
Reverend Patrick Vossen,