Time to reflect on Jesus

This Christmas as we reflect on Jesus, I am thankful for all he has done to reveal himself to us.

  • Dec. 23, 2013 11:00 a.m.

This Christmas as we reflect on Jesus, I am thankful for all he has done to reveal himself to us. Both earth and sky display the wonders of his handiwork, and I am awed at this all-wise, all-powerful Creator.

Further, Jesus made from one blood-line all nations, and determined beforehand their boundaries and times of existence, in order to place each of us in a position where we would hear of His love and find Him.  And I am awed at the initiative of this all-knowing, personal God.

The largest revelation of Jesus is through the Bible. It records his wisdom and faithfulness in world history.  Its accuracy is indisputable, and its prophecies are fulfilling today before our eyes. And I am awed at the goodness this ever-existing God.

But only a manger and a cross convince me that Jesus is all-loving. He knew before he came to earth that he would be despised and rejected by many. He knew that religious leaders would conspire to crucify him, and that the Romans would torture him beyond recognition. He knew his name would be used to curse in every nation on earth. But he also knew we would die in our sins if He did not come. This is love.

For the joy set before Him, Jesus disregarded the shame, and endured the cross. What joy? The joy of saving you and me for all eternity. I confess that I’ve flipped to the back of the book and read the end of the story. The Bible records a countless multitude standing in the halls of Heaven, singing the praises of Jesus, who died that they might live.

The joy of Christmas is that God offers all people the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ. All who receive Jesus as Savior and King find he is indeed the Fountain of Life.  What an indescribable Gift!

Merry Christmas!

 

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