Christmas is long gone. Easter is coming.
These are the “headlines” of the Christian faith. But what happens in between? I was sharing with some friends, using Ferguson as an example, that to understand what is going on in a community or with a social issue, you need to read and watch for the “little stories” in between the headlines. It is these stories that provide a full picture and real understanding of what is going on in the world.
So it is with the Christian Faith. The headlines are great, but what influences me the most is the “in between “stories. In January, we always have the Baptism of Christ, an incredible scene, and the beginning of Christ’s ministry through his first miracles and teachings. In February, there is the beautiful Corinthian “love is patient” reading and from Luke “blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.” Because these “in between” stories are so important to understanding the Christian message, I do my best to reinforce them through the Anthems and Special Music I choose for each particular weekly service.
Christmas is sweet. Easter is glorious. It is the “in between” that makes them so.
Looking forward to seeing you “in between.”
Soli Deo Gloria