Children’s Sermon: Christmas in July is…Absurd. But it matters!

It’s Christmas in July! Bring the book: what Santa can’t do

I’m very glad to see you today.

So today is July 29 but all the songs we’re singing today are Christmas songs. Now that might feel a little weird to be singing Christmas songs when it’s hot, we’re wearing shorts, and we want to be at the beach instead of staying at home. For us, Christmas is usually a thing we do in December. It’s not something for July. But maybe it should be. And that god me thinking about a Christmas book my kids like and i thought I’d read it with you. It’s What Santa Can’t Do.

Read through the book.

We sometimes act as if Christmas only comes once a year and that there’s a specific way that Christmas is handled. But Christmas is more than trees and ornaments and Santa and presents. Christmas is the story of how God came into our world to live our life, to be like us, and to do everything he could to help us know just how much God loves us and the world. And that matters to us everyday. Which means, in the church and in our faith, everyday is Christmas. Everyday is Easter. Everyday is Good Friday. And everyday is also when Jesus was just hanging out with his friends, eating and drinking, and showing them a little bit about what living with God is all about. We might only celebrate parts of Jesus’ story one day or season a year. But his entire story makes a difference for us everyday because Jesus loves you, is with you, and will always be there for you.

Thank you for being here! And I hope you have a blessed week.

Each week, I share a reflection for all children of God. The written manuscript serves as a springboard for what I do. This is from Christ Lutheran Church’s Worship on the 10th Sunday after Pentecost, 7/29/2018.