Beth Eden Baptist Church
Dr. Craig M. Jenkins, Pastor
"30 + Years...To God Be the Glory!"
December 8, 2019
Dear Saints of God,
Dr. Jessica Chicka, University Chaplain for International Students at Boston University, wrote the following regarding Advent: In the season of Advent, we often seek to fully understand the excitement and nervousness leading up to the birth of our Savior. We wait with expectation for Christmas and the celebration of the Incarnation (God in the flesh); the reckless and spectacular birth of Jesus Christ. This practice of expectant waiting can be hard, because we already know how this particular story ends! What are we waiting for? Let’s just get to Christmas already! But there is value in dwelling in the waiting. During Advent this year, we want to encourage you to embody this season of waiting as if you are looking for ways in which the Incarnation (God in the flesh) can become born again in YOU!
This time of the year is so precious as we prepare ourselves for the holiday. Families are waiting, anticipating their loved ones who will visit; waiting for the few days off from their job, just to relax; and excited with the suspense of what you may receive as a gift. However, spiritually, we rejoice in knowing that though Jesus did come and minister on Earth, one day the Lord is coming back. It is that waiting, that anticipation that should be as well on the minds of believers. As Eugenia Porter sang last week, “Oh what a time that’ll be when Jesus comes back again. Will you be ready when Jesus comes?”
I remind you that on next Sunday, we begin our Holiday worship schedule. There will be one (1) service beginning at 11:00 A.M. Sunday School is at the regular time of 9:30 A.M.
For those who normally attend worship at 8:00 A.M., I am asking that you make a very special effort in adjusting your schedule to be with us at 11:00 A.M. The music department will bless us with holiday music that we all can enjoy. During this holiday time, I sincerely believe that the Lord will bless our efforts of sharing together.
Finally, let us remember to keep all of our sick and shut-in in our prayers. Also let us keep in our families those who have experienced death in their family circle; the Evelyn Tankson family, and the Clay Evans family.
Finally, let us pray for our sick and our shut-in.
I Love You, I Really, Really Do!