A Christmas preview, of sorts, for this photo of the week.
It comes on the heels of a long, but beautiful first Sunday of December. Following the normal Sunday morning church routine (complete with a small class of 2-year-olds. love them.), I attended a performance of Handel’s Messiah Part 1 this afternoon (which, for the record, is my absolute favorite piece of music. ever. the entire oratorio.) and participated in the annual advent service at church this evening, which is always followed by the lighting of the massive Christmas tree that takes up residence in the main entrance.
And such a great way to usher in this advent season when we celebrate and anticipate the birth of our Savior, the Messiah, Emmanuel, God with us.
I pray your Advent/Christmas season will be full of expectation and great joy!
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
Isaiah 7:14 (ESV)