Moved by Christmas
Moved to Speak
What would it look like for you to use whatever platform God has given you, to just speak from your heart? In “Moved to Speak,” we learn that when the gospel becomes personal, even the most unlikely people speak it powerfully. Pastor Dave Gustavsen uses the example of the shepherds, the very first recipients of the announcement of Jesus’ birth, and how they spoke about what they experienced: a message of wonder, inclusion, and peace.
For many of us, Christmas evokes warm feelings like nostalgia, gratitude, and generosity—all wonderful things! But for the first recipients of the Christmas message, the effect was more powerful. When they heard the news of the newborn King, they were moved. They found themselves doing things they never would have done before because they realized the arrival of Christ changed everything. This Advent, open your heart and allow yourself to be moved by Christmas.