Reflections by Dr. Teston
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12/11/2020 Friday Reflections

Dear Fellowship Family, 

 

Earlier today, you were emailed links to our incredible Christmas chapels and the middle school Coffee House. I am so thankful to our students, faculty, and staff for delivering these beautiful worship services to our community, and I hope that you enjoying watching them.

 

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year at Fellowship as we celebrate the birth of the Messiah together. In the midst of these celebrations, I was recently struck with the questions, “Why a baby? Why was God’s big plan to save the world wrapped up in such a tiny package? Why would God deliver such a vulnerable and innocent child to serve as the bridge between us and Him?” A baby certainly wasn’t the Savior the nation of Israel was expecting.

 

When I pause and reflect, I realize that God has been using the smallest of miracles to do His great work throughout history. Think of the baby that Sarah and Abraham longed for. Think of the answered prayer that John the Baptist was to Elizabeth and Zachariah. I’m sure if we look within our own families we will find that some of the most miraculous blessings have come from the precious, tiny gift of a newborn. Perhaps the birth of a baby has reunited a broken family, brought a prodigal child back to the Lord, or healed a broken heart. God uses this gift of new life to deliver hope, to teach us to love sacrificially, and to remind us of our need for a Heavenly Father.

 

This season, as we take time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, I pray that you each spend time looking for the incredible gifts that God may be disguising in the tiniest of packages.

 

Thankful for His gifts,

 

Dr. Kathryn M. Teston

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