Hi! I’m Cheri. I’m stay at home- homeschooling mom to my four kids.
I came to BCF in January of 2014 and from the first service, I knew I’d found my home. I serve in the children’s wing helping welcome new families, with our Deaf community by interpreting, with our women’s ministry events and I host the most awesome small group around.
I love Jesus, coffee, college football, mascara and seeing women fall in love with the Word. I occasionally run, sometimes I CrossFit, I watch far too many Hallmark Christmas movies and I bake a pretty decent biscuit.
And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was now obviously pregnant.”
Luke 2:4-5 (New Living Translation)
Joseph and Mary, have you ever thought about them?
They are an unmarried couple, she’s pregnant—but not by Joseph—and they are headed out on a road trip. Their Christmas (the first Christmas) looked different than ours:
They welcomed Jesus, the King of the World, in a barn
They were alone with the Son of God
They sat in awe and wonder of the gift of the Savior
They had very little, but held the HOPE of the world in their arms
We spend a lot of our holiday season trying to make our homes and parties “Pinterest perfect”
We sometimes struggle to find time to pray during this busy season
We wander around, just trying to find our way
We have access to everything but so often lose hope
As we enter this time of year, a time full of demands and plans, let’s stop and remember the gifts and food, the lights and trees, and the songs and parties. Those are all fun parts of the Christmas season.
The real gift of this time of year is the reminder that, Jesus is here. The One who takes away our sin. Our Hope.
Oh, come let us adore Him!