Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
THU 24-DEC-2020 - 11.00 PM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Christmas Eve – The introduction of John's gospel has a wonderful message that leaves us on the edge of mystery with much to be grasped. We are told that Life and Light have come among us to shine in the darkness of our human experience, of our global history, and of our lives; and the darkness has not overcome the light. Rather than a glaring searchlight, it is a gentle life-giving light, revealing the parts of darkness that taint and destroy our human life. This testimony from long ago has often been echoed in music and words. In this messy world of ours, the heart-beat of God has become human flesh and human life, full of grace and truth. The sacredness of human life, the holiness of our existence and the worth of our experience are affirmed, amongst us and within us – not of ideal life, but of life as it is. The sermon concludes with a beautiful poem inspired by the mystery of God. May this be a Christmas when we are touched, hopefully in most surprising ways, with something of the grandeur, the mystery and the grace of God.
John 1: 1-14

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