Come and Behold Him

“Come and behold Him

Born the King of angels

O come let us adore Him

O come let us adore Him”



verb: 1 : to perceive through sight or apprehension : SEE

2 : to gaze upon : OBSERVE

It was a pleasure to behold the beauty of the sunset.

Jesus, help me to see how minuscule I am in the grand scheme of things. Who am I that YOU desire to meet with me here? All I need to do is gaze out the window to see Your beauty, Your vastness, Your goodness and Your glory all around. Each and every snowflake is different as it falls from the sky, only to land and become mixed with other snowflakes that have already fallen. Why take the time to carefully craft each one as millions fall every l time it snows? To display Your glory!

Then, I think of the intentional, purposeful and intricate design of every human You have ever created. We are all different, down to the smallest strands of our DNA.

And then, over 2,000 years ago, You formed a sweet baby boy and miraculously placed Him in his mother’s womb. You entrusted and empowered a mere human, just a girl, to carry the savior of the world! Jesus already was, but You gave Him human form to live as we do, among us.

As we anticipate the coming of Christmas, let’s take the time to pause and behold Him. Imagine the anticipation Mary must have felt as the days drew near for the birth of her son - the son of God, the great I Am! Mary’s anticipation and joy for her baby’s arrival must have far outweighed the excitement we have in counting down the days until December 25th. The gift she received on that day was the greatest give anyone had ever received! But, an even greater gift was still to come!

Mary’s Song

“My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.” (‭‭Luke‬ ‭1:46-55‬ ‭NIV‬‬)

In Him,

Katie Karlson


3228 Gatewood Ave, Indian River, MI 49749, USA

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Show a three-year-old a rainbow and his eyes pop open, he laughs and murmurs something that sounds semi close to English; that's wonder. Show a third grader how pleasing God connects to honoring her parents and she will most likely look at you funny and continue eating her pizza; that's discovery. As a teacher, church leader, or parent you want a curriculum that will help you connect the love and worship of God to good decision-making for your elementary school students. You want something that will help them see the value of respecting authority and treating their friends like they are human, not SpongeBob®. You need it to be simple. You would love it to be flexible. You want it to suit your individual needs. Time to go to the basics. What if by the time your child reaches 6th grade they will know these five core truths:

God is the Holy Creator.
I can trust God's Word (Bible).
I can trust Jesus with everything.
I should try to live like Jesus lived (make wise choices by His Word).
The world/culture does not usually agree with God's Word.


Most kids form their entire idea of who God is, and choose whether nor not they'll have a relationship with Him before leaving 5th grade!

Sunday at a Glance

The nursery and classrooms will open at 10:15 for check in. 


Each week the kids (ages 0-9) join us for worship in the sanctuary. After worship, the kids head to their respective classrooms to learn more about God and how to apply His word to our lives. 


We are happy to answer your questions in person at any of our locations or you can contact us by email