December 23, 2018

Recently, my wife & I had a chance to visit her Aunt Lois who moved into the Presbyterian Home in Oakmont, PA. She moved there after her son, whom she had been living with, died suddenly from a massive heart attack in October. I don’t think I’ve ever been greeted so warmly & with such delight as she greeted us that day. We took her a butter star cookie & helped her get a small ceramic Christmas tree she had setting on her windowsill to light up. When we left we felt like a million bucks.

Some people just know how to make a person feel welcome. That wasn’t the case for King Herod when Jesus was born. He had a chance to be a part of the greatest event in human history but chose to play for himself rather than consider what Jesus’ birth would mean to all mankind. Don’t focus on yourself this Christmas, light up someone else’s world, then sit back & bask in their glow.

Pastor Joel Everhart

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