It's not often we celebrate Christmas Eve on a Sunday. I suppose it has its inconvenient elements. But when Christmas is so deeply anchored to the God's plan to freely extend eternal life it seems almost mathematically appropriate to gather around this Christmas text on the day recognized throughout the history of the church as celebrative of our Lord's resurrection from the dead. It ties the Christmas event to its full circle and purpose. Jesus Himself identifies the true meaning of Christmas - John 10:10b - "I came (that's Christmas) that they may have life, and have it abundantly." Remember, eternal life is Christ's aim for everyone at Christmas! And so, it's our aim at Cedarview that everyone has eternal life through Jesus Christ, God the Son. It's our aim in this service that you have eternal life. That's the whole reason Jesus came. We want you to have eternal life. We want you to know you have eternal life. We want you to relish and enjoy eternal life. And, in addition to all of that, we want you to share the hope of eternal life this Christmas season. Remember Jesus promise: He said that if He was lifted up He would draw all people to Himself.