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Go ahead, admit it…you know you really do enjoy the excitement of a child around the Christmas season.  There really is not better excitement! They simply can not wait. The day is coming, that gift will be delivered and there will be smiles for days.  It is at it’s best true “Long Awaited” excitement!

The question is, have you lost that excitement? Have you found yourself consumed with meeting every need. Doing everything for everyone. Getting that final gift, that last ingredient and that final card mailed? When did it take place…when did you lose the excitement of Christmas?  Life gets busy, things happen and then Bible study suffers, prayer life is non-existent and then…well then Christmas simply becomes a distant memory. and so does the reason for Christmas.

Then there is the child! The child that is dressed nice, that is ready to sing, that is ready to celebrate.  That child that will bring a smile to one adult will bring embarrassment to his/her parent (just watch one child will do something funny today).  But if we listen closely, if we focus on the message…that child might just introduce you or re-introduce you to the one Child that we celebrate during Christmas.  Who knows maybe today “that” child will restore your excitement for Christmas and the Christ Child!

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Long Awaited

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"I thought Christmas Day would never come
But it's here at last, so mom and dad, the waiting's finally done
And you gotta get up, you gotta get up, you gotta get up"

Rich Mullins in his song "Gotta get up" really captures the anticipation of Christmas day and the excitement that surrounds the celebration.  

In the Old Testament we can read about the same type of anticipation.  For years the arrival of the "Long Awaited" King was not just foretold...but expected.  Many times we forget that long before the busy, frantic, consumer driven day there was anticipation. Anticipation for the birth of Jesus Christ.

During the coming weeks join us at UABC as we remind ourselves about the one that was the "Long Awaited" KING!!

Dec. 4, 2016 -   Predicted & Promised - Isaiah 7:14 - 2 Samuel 7:12-13
Dec. 11, 2016 - Proclaimed - Isaiah 9:6 - KidTown Christmas
Dec. 18, 2016 - Prophesied  - Micah 5:2 - Young-At-Heart Christmas
Dec. 24, 2016 - Christmas Eve - 6pm Candle Light Service
Dec. 25, 2016 - Christmas Sunday Morning 

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