You see, God couldn’t wait for “better” circumstances. For some reason, it was important to God to birth God’s son into a messy reality by a poor, marginalized couple from the Middle East during the regime of a cruel ruler named Herod. For some reason, it was important to God that God’s son not be born at the Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville but in a poverty stricken county in Eastern Kentucky. For some reason, it was important to God to introduce Jesus to us in the same birthing process as you and I entered this world.
2019.12.22 Sermon (PDF Manuscript)
And that hope is not a wishy washy thing. That hope is as real as the heat coming off of that purple candle. That hope is as real as the bread and juice that you’re about to taste. That hope is as real as a newborn in your arms. That hope is as real as the love that you all find here within these walls.