No festival of the church is loaded with more sentimentality and tradition than Christmas. Millions of people have made every effort to get back home for Christmas. I’ll be home for Christmas, you can plan on me says a favorite Christmas carol. Yet, even that carol hints at the fact that home can be a difficult place to arrive as it concludes, if only in my dreams. On this holy night, we will find our way home.

Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14; 15-20

Song: "Joy To The World" performed by the Prince of Peace worship band