December 27 Edevotional

The Christmas Season is upon us. And the New Year not far away. Winter cold has descended upon Northbrook. The light is “brutiful” as Christine wrote last week (a unique combination of beautiful and brutal). I’m still contemplating the theme, Making Room, and thinking about making room for trust. I watched a documentary film last night with my family, titled Karl Marx City, depicting the breakdown of trust in the Stasi culture of East Germany after World War II as it manifested in one particular family. To so infiltrate the fundamental trust needed for relationships and diversity to grow, keeps pitting one group of people against another. It struck me that this is what is happening among us in our own culture.
Mary, and each of the characters depicted in our Christmas story, model a trust of self and of God that could keep them awake to the pain of their lives and their world while contributing to the story of healing love born into the world. “My should proclaims the greatness of the Lord. And my spirit exalts in God my Savior, for the mighty one has done great things for me.” Make room for trust to grow in this New Year.  Pastor Sherrie
HAPPENINGS
January 8,   6:30 to 8:30pm
Charge Conference
This is an important meeting, as a congregant
you have a say in what is happening at the church
January 15,   7:30 am
MLK Day
Website opens Jan 1 for sign up
The day begins early with coffee and prayers
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