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“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us.”

by Rev. John Weston, Senior Pastor on November 27, 2019
Jayden Mateo Antonio Kronz was born Tuesday, November 26th, 10:31 a.m. measuring 19" and weighing 6 lbs.

God speaks through babies. It's part of the human race's love language. We have experienced it in the office this fall with the presence of our outgoing Office Manager Kerri Topp's daughter Kinley, and this week again with the birth of Tony Masga and Katherine Kronz's son Jayden. I love babies. I think most of us do. They make us grateful. God spoke to the prophet Isaiah through babies back in the 8th century B. C. In the first several chapters Yahweh speaks to him and Judah, the southern kingdom of Israel, through four births. Two of the babies are Isaiah's sons, one is part of their community and also points to the future, and the final one mysteriously and joyfully points to a king who is yet to come.

When we see physical new life springing up around us, God uses it as an opportunity to point out spiritual new life. The two are closely linked. Are you grateful at the beginning of this holiday season? Just like welcoming a baby, are you anticipating new friends who will begin their journey of faith much as infants begin their journey through life? The beautiful thing about holidays is that something old can be made new. The beautiful thing about Jesus is that he takes the old and makes it new. He takes darkness and floods it with light. He takes sickness and brings wholeness. He takes confusion and brings clarity. He takes death and gives life. All of this and he loves us.

Remember that when you celebrate this week. Find opportunities to remind each other of this. Find opportunities to talk about it in line at a store or at a soccer game or spending time with special guests you don't always get to see.

The holidays are upon us. Give thanks. And open your eyes to see something new.

Isaiah 9:6 (NLT) For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. And the government will rest on his shoulders. These will be his royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
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