For those of you who are new to following JanBeek,
let me explain.
I take sermon notes in poetry when I listen
to the Pastor’s message each Sunday.
Here are my notes from today’s sermon.
It was preached by a guest in the pulpit,
Retired Presbyterian minister (and friend of mine),
Rev. Steve Hundley. What a gift!!
(a reflection on the Scripture in Luke 2:21-40)
When we remember our history
And travel thoughtfully through it,
We take a journey of understanding
To truly comprehend life as Jesus knew it.
We can’t take a plane through Christmas
And miss the trip along the way.
We need to slowly walk before and after
And bring Jesus into our life today.
Mary and Joseph probably had a hard time
Understanding the meaning of Jesus’ birth.
There they were in Bethlehem
Wondering what this baby really was worth.
Simeon told them Jesus was “The Light.”
His power would bring glory to the Israeli people.
That must have puzzled those in the temple.
God’s spirit came upon those under the temple steeple.
Have we, like Simeon, seen God’s salvation?
Do we know the Redeemer has come?
Jesus came to honor roots and bring wings.
He came for eternal life for all – not just some.
God is with us every day of our life.
We can’t fly in and out of the Christmas season.
We need to come, meet, greet, and stay.
For Christmas is every day – for good reason!
Sometimes we have to take the LONG ROAD
in order to make it Home.