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Advent 2018 – Sunday, December 9

The Tastes of Christmas

Christmas—what does it taste like to you? There are many tastes that remind me of Christmas, maybe because I usually only taste them during the holidays. How about the candy canes that we hang on the tree, Christmas cookies, turkey and stuffing, hot-spiced cider, a nice strong cup of coffee, and of course—not everyone’s favorite—fruitcake. Do these spark memories of Christmas for you, too? Each of these tastes, and all of the others that are part of your Christmas tradition, is a gift from God.

We should take time during the Advent season to remember that we have an Awesome God that provides for us. Next time you taste one of these Christmas tastes, think about it not just as an amazing flavor, but also as one of God’s many gifts to you. Psalm 34:8 says “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Let the wonderful tastes of Christmas be a reminder to you of God’s goodness.

Lord, Let our time with family and friends be filled with the tastes of this season, let these tastes of Christmas help us bring our focus to You so that we can truly “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Amen.

Rich Ferris, elder