A few days ago, we had our first major snow storm of the season in Kansas City. The flurries started falling Sunday morning and continued on and off through most of Monday.

If you were outside (like at the Chiefs game instead of church :)) or had to drive in the winter conditions, it may have been pretty miserable.

However, if you were inside a warm house looking out the windows, everything was beautiful. As darkness came over the city, lights came on while the snow was still falling and it truly looked like a winter wonderland.

At our house, we had a fire going and the Christmas lights on while we watched a Christmas movie as a family.

It felt so good being around each other. At least for a part of that time, there were no balls bouncing or boys wrestling…it literally felt like peace on earth.

There is something incredibly amazing about simply being in the presence of loved ones. Those moments when there is agreement and contentment…knowing we are loved.

This Sunday, I look forward to sharing a sermon from Matthew 1:18-25. Really, it’s a love story. We will look back into the lives of some of the early participants in this story, specifically five women that appear in the genealogy. Then we will spend time with Joseph as he struggles through a difficult decision, only to discover God had a plan far greater than anyone could have imagined. We will close our time with the promise of “God with us.”

Idyllic settings can be incredibly meaningful, however even the most perfect evening pales when compared to the gift of God’s presence. I sure hope you can join us for the service on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:45AM. If you cannot attend, we would love for you to join us for the Live Stream HERE at 10:45AM or later.