Rev. Norman Sulaica, Jr. grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He attended Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, TX and Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, OH.
Pastor Norm, his wife, Laura, and their four children joined the Our Savior Family in 2003.
OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH
“10And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.’”
Anything appearing out of nowhere makes many of us jump! Fear tends to rear its head. Walking up on my wife from behind often gets a shepherd’s responds. She will jump, and loud sounds would come from her mouth. Then, she would add, “You scared me!”
Seeing God’s angels appear elicited responses associated with surprise! Fear brought on anxious feelings and apprehensive emotions! And yet, the angel delivered God’s message to the graveyard-shift shepherds, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord”. The birth of salvation enters our world in the form of a baby, the baby Jesus! God enters our world as a baby to bless His people with new life!
The good news of the Christ is more than a baby born to a world struggling! The good news of the Christ is more than a teenage mother and father beginning family life a third addition! The good news of the Christ is more than visitors saying how beautiful the baby Jesus is! The good news of Christmas is God coming to us personally! The good news of Christmas is Jesus bear our sins and gift us with his rightness! The good news of Christmas is the defeat of death and a new eternal body gifted to us for eternity!
So, lets sing our Christmas carols with joy! Let us hear the birth of the Christ child’s story with open ears and open heart! Let us share the joy and love of the baby Jesus with all whom we meet!
Please join us for Our Savior Lutheran Church’s Christmas celebration! We gather to worship our God on Friday, December 24th at 6 pm.
Merry Christmas to you from the Sulaica family!
Happy Thanksgiving from the Sulaica family, and may God continue to shower you with His many blessings!