Whether it be angels or helicopters, the messages from above might give us some insight as to how to be neighbors to those who need shelter.
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Sermon delivered at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Berkeley.
December 24, 2015 - Christmas Eve
"Message from Above". Text is from Luke 2:1-14
Merry evening to you my sisters and brothers in Christ, saints and sinners, children of God.
Here we have to night the hope of the ages, the coming of the newborn Jesus Christ, Messiah of all the heaven. We have the birth of Christ set in historical perspective, while Augustus is emperor and Quirinius as governor of Syria, while Joseph makes his way all the way from his home in Nazareth way up in Galilee all the way to Bethlehem, not far from Jerusalem, because that's where he was born.