Rev. Dr. Chuck Moffett
As individuals, and as a country, we are in need of a spirit of “rededication and renewal.” The Jewish Holy Days of Hanukkah (December 24 through January 1) celebrate the power and presence of God in overcoming darkness with light, and spirituality over materialism. The focus is one of REDEDICATION AND RENEWAL to live in the covenant of God’s Spirit.
The Christian season of Christmas (December 25 through January 6) is a celebration of the power and presence of God in the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, who proclaimed the presence of God in overcoming darkness with light, and spirituality over materialism. The response of the believer is to be one of REDEDICATION AND RENEWAL to live in the covenant of God’s Spirit.
Regardless of your position to the recent Presidential election, it is time for each of us to enter into a time of humble REDEDICATION AND RENEWAL to the core values of our country: respect for people of all positions, nationality, religion, gender; compassion for the ‘least of society’; justice for those who have no advocate.
The divisiveness of the recent campaign on all sides has contaminated each of us. May this season of Hanukkah and Christmas move us beyond a sentimental “White Christmas” to the point of living, breathing, and advocating for a national position of Rededication and Renewal based on the conviction that each of us is a child or God’s amazing grace!