Like sailors longing to see land, we think we see peace on the horizon, but then we find it is only a mirage of our war-weary imaginations. The vision dissolves into the reality of COVID-19, natural disasters, political polarity, cancel culture, inflation, Afghanistan, opioids, news anchors, and echo chambers. Is there a safe harbor to be found anywhere?
But not in the usual places. Christmas suggests that peace-seekers look not to the power centers of our world but rather to a child—a child who is just, good, compassionate, gentle, forgiving, quiet, generous.
This Christmas season, we will meet this child and get to know him through the ancient prophet Isaiah’s predictions of his birth, life, and everlasting works. Join us as we leave the problems of 2021 in the future and go back to God’s promises of perfect peace through his son, Jesus Christ, the one safe harbor for the human soul.
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
"Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice."
“For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands."
Thank you for clicking in to consider the peace promised at Christmas. The last couple years have been difficult, even troubling, and we all long for normalcy and stability. I am humbled that you would consider stopping in here at this point in your journey.
At Covenant Life Church, we too have been through our ups and downs. But we remain convinced that it is better to weather the storms of life within the shelter of the love of God and a community of friends.
I want to cordially invite you to join our church family for our Christmas celebration. Come as you are, casual or dressed up, young or old, wealthy or struggling, Christian or questioning. All are welcome. We look forward to meeting you.
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