‘Tis the season for familiar stories. George Bailey returns to the battle of Bedford Falls as Charlie Brown continues his search for the perfect Christmas tree. And Mary and Joseph journey once again to the little town of Bethlehem. The true Christmas story of the birth of Jesus is the story bizarre. It is a mysterious, wonderful gift that invites equal parts ponder and scoff.
Jesus came down from heaven and stepped into our story. His story seems bizarre to us because we have often made a mess of our own. We chase a story perfect in denial of our own version of the story bizarre.
Welcome to today’s special Advent table featuring Ellie Holcomb’s song, “Hope Is Alive” (Used by Permission).