Life App for Christmas Eve and Day, 12/24/17 to 12/30/17

A way to live a mission in your holidays;

Know that our joy in happy times is also God’s gift; not just our own ability to make merry.

Based on John 1:1-14

A way to live a mission in your holidays based on John 1:1-14, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Christmas Day, 12/25/17.

The word can be understood as God’s work to create all that is and, especially, to communicate with us.  Life came through the Word and was the light of all of us.  Darkness could not overcome this light.

God sent John the Baptist to affirm that the light [of Jesus] was from God so that all could believe through him.  John the Baptist was not the light, but came to introduce the light.

The true light [Jesus] was coming into the world.  The true light was in the world but the world did not recognize him.  But, to all who did receive him, he gave power to become God’s children, God’s own.  They became God’s children by God’s own work and not by anything they did.

A theme:  Jesus came to make God known among us; believing in Jesus is God’s work