Christmas is a unique day in our culture because it is one of the rare times when children, and adults, get to experience the joy of anticipation – the hope or promise of receiving gifts to unwrap and enjoy. We live in a world where we do not have to wait to see a picture we have taken, or run to a store to get a favourite song. You just download it from your mobile device. It’s immediate. To tell the story of Christmas, you have to start at the beginning, when Christmas didn’t happen yet. Instead, people were being prepared for good things ahead. They had to wait. What was the purpose behind the waiting? Join us this Sunday and bring a friend as we start our three-part series on The Gift of Christmas. See you at 10:30 a.m at for our church service in downtown Toronto at Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St George street.