Bugs on the Windshield
I usually allow my wiper blades on my car to go beyond the time they need to be replaced. With rain the wipers don’t clean the windshield completely. Sometime ago I had a head-on collision with a moth and its graveyard became my windshield. I noticed that the windshield wipers don’t do a good job of washing off the remains of the moth. I have also noticed that when I drive, my eyes tend to wander to the accident scene and it drives me crazy. Do you, like me, have a tendency to have a hard time looking past that spot even though there is plenty of opportunity to look around it? Or am I the only one that seems to focus on that messy grave of the moth?
We are in that time of the year when “bugs on the windshield” can do us some spiritual damage. I am talking about the distractions that come at this time of year when there is a danger to focus our attention on things other than the real reason for the season. The bugs on the windshield (partying, enormous monies spent on gifts, the extravagant meal preparations) can get in the way of celebrating the birthday of our Savior. The angel said, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” This is a time of repentance. This is a time to confess our sins. After all, that’s why he came - to be our Savior. What a pity if we missed the point of his coming and failed to give him honor and thanks he deserves.
Please come by our Living Christmas card on December 9th and 10th from 6-9 PM. We are also celebrating Christmas Eve with a candlelight service at 7 PM and Christmas Day we are having a song service at 10AM. Please join us! Merry Christmas!
Pastor Larry Zahn