“God Come Down” — Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 12/22/2019

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In the wake of a heart-breaking year, I found myself dreading the thought of Christmas. About a month ago, I started trying to figure out where I should be and what I should be doing come December 25th. I felt like I should go visit a number of folks. That I should pack up the car, and the kid and drive hundreds of miles to see family. I thought about getting out of town and going on a solo adventure. I considered staying home, in bed, with curtains drawn and feasting upon all the pink and red Starbursts candy I wanted.

What I settled on though, was none of these. With a little bit of prayer and a little bit of listening, I knew I needed to be at Haywood Street. I needed to be with my brothers and sisters in Christ, I needed a homemade meal lovingly served to me on a beautiful plate, I needed to hear Cornbread sing the Blues and a pastor preach some good news. What I needed this Christmas day was to be in the home of Holy Chaos — the place where relationship is the main thing and we do the getting through, together. 

Praise be for this sacred ground, this precious place, these good and gracious children of God.
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