All Things New

Our longing for the “perfect Christmas” is the echo of a deeper longing; our inner ache for the new heaven and the new earth. We believe Jesus will bring to completion in his second coming what he inaugurated in his first; the fullness of the Kingdom of God. At the same time, verse 8 reminds us that our love for family and friends and Christmas includes our responsibility to plead with them to be found in Christ before the great and terrible day of the Lord.