It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

It seems like Christmas has just crept up on me this year.  So far this month we have started Joyful Noise, welcomed Chris Tomlin to Evansville, and my church has had their annual Living Nativity.  Christmas is right around the corner.  This season is such a great time of year, but it can also be very busy and downright stressful.  We have to get Christmas gifts, attend all the holiday parties and gatherings, and still keep Peace on Earth.  Not to mention, Christmas can also be a very difficult time for many people who have lost loved ones in the past year. Well sometimes its hard to to be joyful this time of year.  I was reminded at the Chris Tomlin concert this weekend that the night Christ was born was also a very chaotic and crazy time.  A young girl was pregnant and forced to travel the long distance to the city of her fiancee and pay taxes.  It was a busy night, there were lots of people and Mary and Joseph were forced to stay in a dirty stable with the animals. Yet it was on this crazy night that a baby was born that would change the world forever!! I urge you to pause for a moment this Christmas season amongst the chaos and the  craziness and remember that night when Jesus was born to bring PEACE. Thank you for listening to Joyful Noise and have a wonderful Christmas!