CROSS OF GLORY LUTHERAN CHURCH

"A worshiping and serving community proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ."

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Cross of Glory Lutheran Church

95 Cambridge Drive

Aberdeen, New Jersey 07747

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A Spiritual Meal from The Rev. Gary E. Costa, our Pastor

"Merry Christmas" - December 2018


The Seasons of Advent and Christmas are seasons that point to the future. The focus of Advent is the coming of our Lord at Christmas, in His second coming, and at the table each week. Christmas itself reminds us of a future that was provided for us by Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. 

It is a time of expectation. Children’s minds are filled with visions of gifts they hope to receive. Many look forward to time with family and friends. Some are simply longing for the still quiet peace that comes on Christmas Eve. 

The ancients had hope for a better future too, “a righteous branch to spring up for David” (Sundays and Seasons 2019). When we can interpret the lives of our barbaric ancestors as expressing hope it is particularly noteworthy, since for them, the bad was far worse than the good was good. 

It is a time for expectation, for hope, for prayer about the future. What are your hopes and dreams for this Christmas? What are your expectations for your life, your family, your nation, your world? May your expectations be met, your hopes realized, and your joy made complete. “O little town of Bethlehem how still we see thee lie. Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by. Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light. The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.”


God's Peace,


Pastor Gary

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