A Sermon for Christmas Eve

So we have finally made it. Tomorrow is Christmas the culmination of weeks of preparation. Shopping for that one last present with a couple thousand of your closest friends. Last minute baking, wrapping, and decorating. And now its all done!

And here we are in church and you’re looking for the churches best. After all its Christmas, the birth of the Messiah, Christ our Saviour. And what do we get, not John’s Gospel and all its theological weight, not Matthew and the host of Angels surrounding the baby Jesus. No we get Luke. And the simple story of Jesus birth and the appearance of Angels not to Mary and Joseph but to poor Shepherds. The world has given us a season of heighten activity and frenzy – and the church offers simplicity. You have to admit, it is and interesting contradiction. Who says God doesn’t know what God’s doing! Continue reading