Christ Lutheran Church
7801 Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, Texas 79423-1805
Phone:  806-799-0162; Fax:  806-799-2273


"For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life."  John 3:16

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Happy New Year!!

How often have we said that to family, friends, co-workers, and strangers on the street. It has probably been more times than we can remember, and it is right to do so. Even though it is just another day, much like the one before it, and the one after it, New Year's Day is a day to do various things. Football games, and more football games to watch. It is the day to get out the new calendars which we received from various organizations. It is the day to have black-eyed peas and cornbread. (Not for superstitious reasons, but rather because they taste good, and it is an excuse to do so.) It is a time to set aside the old and begin afresh.

The New Year affords us the opportunity to once again reflect on the goodness of God. It is on January 1st that we remember the naming of Jesus, when He was taken to the Synagogue, and was given the name Jesus. In doing this, his earthly parents were following the Law which had been given, and Jesus kept the law for us. January 6th is the festival of Epiphany, when we celebrate the coming of the Magi to worship the newborn King. This provides us with the opportunity to see in his story the witness that Jesus was not just the King of the Jews, but came to be the King of all, Jews and Gentiles.

January is a time when the doldrums of winter perhaps start to break a little. It is still cold, it is still dark, it is still winter. But hopefully we can see a little bit of the change of light in the day. It is getting light a little earlier, and dark a little later. We have hope that things will change.

For us as the people of God, we do have hope and assurance that God is with us in His Son, Jesus, who came to live among us, and as we celebrate the season of Epiphany, we see the miracles and the ministry of Jesus in the world around us.

This year is a year when we hope and pray that God will send a full-time Shepherd to be with us at Christ Lutheran. We know that in His time He will provide.

May God be with us all as we begin this New Year and continue with God's richest blessings.

Pastor Abel


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