It’s finally snowing!! At the time I posted yesterday, I didn’t realize we had snow coming today; now it’s been snowing since at least 6 am and it’s after noon. Soooooooo happy now!! Anyway.
This afternoon, my husband and I are going to be attending a German language Christmas service at another Lutheran church in the area. We went to this together three years ago, shortly after we began dating, but then circumstances arose the last two years that caused us to be unable to go. Two years ago, everything that day was cancelled because of a gigantic snowstorm, and last year, he was working and I didn’t want to go alone.
Today it’s finally beginning to feel like Christmas is just around the corner. Perhaps it’s the snow. Perhaps it’s the anticipation of the service this afternoon. Perhaps it’s simply the joyful message that I heard in church this morning: Christ was born as a babe for us and we no longer need fear eternal torment and separation from God because of our sins.
Here is a link to a Christmas carol entitled “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” for today’s Sunday Serenade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8rC-1MHFGo