Dreaming in Color
Updated: Mar 26, 2020
It’s hard to argue with Irving Berlin and Bing Crosby, but I’ll try…
Welcome to December- our time for dreaming of Christmas. December 1st is our first Sunday of Advent. Our sanctuary is beautifully ready, the poinsettias are being ordered, and our choir and liturgists are preparing for wonderful celebrations to come! Our Advent and Christmas services will be the latest in a long tradition of Christmas celebration, praises strung together across time like lights on the Christmas tree.
We love to dream of Christmas. Did you know that Bing Crosby’s recording of “White Christmas” is still the world’s best selling single? In total, over 100 million copies of “White Christmas” have been sold. Bing is not the only one dreaming of a White Christmas- a simple, old-fashioned holiday “just like the ones I used to know.”
But, this year, maybe it is time to dream of Christmas in Color.
Each color of Christmas has a story to tell. Each worship service in December will highlight a color on the Christmas spectrum. The green of new life, the gold of treasure, the clear of purification, the purple of royalty, the white light of Christ, and even the red of sacrifice will shine with all the richness and depth of the Christmas season.
I invite you to experience Christmas in Color this year. May your days be merry and bright, and may the Joy of Christmas shine through every facet of life.