Luke 2; 9-12
And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. And the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which shall be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. “And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths, and lying in a manger.”
Tomorrow the world celebrates Christmas! People will eat, some will dance, some will exchange gifts….many will treat it like a special day…but many will not understand. ……they’ll think it is a time to rest and visit friends and after all of the comraderie they may think: “Mission Accomplished!”
However, that is a fraction of what it should be like. You see tomorrow is a day to express our gratitude and one day we’ll KNOW it…one day we’ll readily SHOW it! It won’t be a one minute blurb before dinner but some real PRAISE…the kind given when the WORLD SERIES IS WON! You see…Jesus won the World Series against the Deviliers (that’s what I call them) and he whooped them, made a show of them and now sits at the right hand of The Father where he lives to intercede on our behalf.
Please do not forget…Christmas represents God’s total love for us! Jesus gave his life that we might live eternally. It’s not a thought…it’s a truth! It’s the truth of our foundation, our faith, our lives!