Christmas 2022

December 24, 2022 | Shawn Williams

Have you seen the Rudolph movie? The Rudolph claymation classic from 1964 has touched generations with its charming style and storyline. But what does Rudolph share in common with Jesus? They’re both acknowledged misfits! Rudolph knows he is different and comes to accept his difference in the world when he meets a whole community of toys that are also outsiders. Isn’t that what happens when we acknowledge we’re misfits and need community too? Jesus was the ultimate misfit, creating space for all people to be accepted and loved by their community and God. This week, on Christmas Eve, we explore Luke 2, Isaiah 9:6, and Matthew chapter 1 as we discover the parallels between a classic Christmas movie and the real Christmas story.