This past Wednesday morning, I woke up thinking about how I could write this year's newsletter in a manner that would diplomatically explain why we changed churches. Suddenly, I realized that, unless I wanted to recycle the same old Bethlehem "skyline" that I've been using for the past few years, I'd better start drawing! So, in the past few days, I've come up with a rendition of the Baby Jesus:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. (ESV)May He look past my immature lines and clumsy imperfections to see my worship and awe of Him. And may my illustration, even with its flaws and childishness, help those who receive my newsletter to think about the amazing message of Christmas. The real infant in the manger both created us and, through His death on the cross, created the way for us to be saved.