At first, I thought it was just my imagination, but then Angela mentioned it and I started paying more attention. And I’m not sure what to make of it. Maybe you noticed it as well. This year it seemed that more people were wishing me Merry Christmas, in stores and on the phone.

On Christmas Eve morning I was sitting at Tims. . . I know how strange that must sound . . . and I heard the staff wishing every customer a Merry Christmas. Not Happy Holidays, not Seasons Greetings but Merry Christmas. There was a time, not long ago that it seemed those words were practically forbidden in public places.

And it seems that the pendulum has swung once more. And while many Christians would see this a little bit of a victory, I wonder if the church has become so content with the occasional nod to our faith that we have lost a sense of the lostness of the world.

As we transition from 2018 into 2019 my prayer for Cornerstone is that every dream we have and every decision we make will result in more people meeting God.

I don’t want to be satisfied with more people saying Merry Christmas, I want to know more people are meeting the Christ of Christmas.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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