December 15, 2019
Rev. Gregory D. Cox
Let us pray:
Ever present God, you taught us that the night is far spent and the day is at hand. Grant that we may ever be found watching for the coming of your Son. Save us from undue love of the world that we may wait with patient hope for the day of the Lord, and so abide in him, that when he shall appear, we may not be ashamed; we ask this through the one who will be our Joy, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Remember when you were a kid, and time seemed to creep along with prolonged unhurried movement? A week of grade school was like a month, months between your birthday was a lifetime, and Christmas – do you remember how it felt like Christmas would never come?
When I was a kid, my father had quite a few phrases that he would use often. One of those favorite phrases came on the heals of impatience and the inevitable “let’s go” when we were on our way and one of us was upstairs taking our time. If any of us, or my mother would respond by saying, “I’m coming,” my father’s inevitable response was, “So’s Christmas.”