Welcome to our service today. It’s great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee. If this is your first time at BBC we especially welcome you.
When the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and then to shepherds with good news for the world, was it good news to this teenage girl? How would she explain it to her family? What would people say? When Joseph learned about Mary’s pregnancy, he was troubled. Should he go ahead with the marriage? Should he call things off? But God intervened and reassured Joseph not to be afraid.
For Mary and Joseph, Christmas began with submitting themselves to God in spite of the unthinkable emotional challenges before them. They entrusted themselves to God and in doing so demonstrated for us the promise of 1 John 2:5 ‘But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love Him’.
May God’s love fill our hearts this Christmas season – and every day – as we walk with Him.
With love & blessings, Sandra