Last Sunday we said goodbye to 2023 as we continue celebrating the Christmas season (Christmas continues all the way to Epiphany, Jan 7!). After the beautiful story of the birth of Jesus, we are plunged into the reality of God present on the earth and all the ways that God’s kingdom is rejected by the world humans built out of our sin, selfishness, and fear. After a wonderful high celebration, the next week can feel like it’s all crashing down. And yet God is there.
God still makes the possible out of the seemingly impossible. And God can do it anywhere, even in impossible places. All the ways we reject God are so sluggish and ineffective compared to the powerful effective power of God’s kingdom. God’s kingdom still reigns and we are still invited!