“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
The God that created the universe, fashioned the stars.
He was willing to become a small, defenceless, vulnerable, weak and probably crying, baby.
He wasn’t born a magnificent palace as he deserved, but amongst the animals in a shed.
The first people to see him were shepherds – not exactly a King’s welcome.
He was to grow up and be perfect.
In his ministry he made lame, walk; the blind, see; the dead, come to life.
He came alongside the poor, the sick, the troubled, the rejected and the lowest of society.
He did not condemn them but showed them love.
Then these people, fuelled by the religious leaders of the time, demanded his perfect, sinless life be ended.
He was beaten, mocked and humiliated.
He given a crown. Of thorns.
He was nailed to a cross.
He suffered, slowly dying through suffocation.
And then this man, the Son of Man, the Messiah, the Son of God, the Christ, the Promised One, the Prince of Peace; breathed his last.
He was killed.
And in that moment the father in heaven could not look at him.
Because he took all our sin, what we have done, what we will do, upon himself.
And he died with it.
A perfect sacrifice.
A sacrifice so that we can be clean and sinless before God.
Because he loves us so unconditionally, more than we can even comprehend.
He could not bear to leave us in darkness to rot and die in our sin.
So he made a way.
That way started on Christmas Day, with a defenceless, vulnerable and weak, little baby.
I don’t know about you but when I think about this I just get excited. I want to laugh, I want to cry, I want to shout from the rooftops how amazing this is. But most of all, I can’t do anything else but love God back. So I devote my life to serving him.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
This Christmas, if you’re a Christian, please don’t forget what you are celebrating; it’s just so incredible that letting everything getting on top of Christ is not worth it.
If you’re not a Christian, think on how incredible this news is! God is motivated by love and wants to meet with you and show it to you. He’s done all the work, he just wants to enter a relationship with you. Yes, huge powerful God wants to be in a relationship with you.
Merry Christmas to all and God bless you.
This video talks about why religion isn’t what Christ came to start but what he came to abolish which is a central point in the Christian faith
I know many have seen this video before but I think it’s a clear way of showing how Jesus came to abolish the rules not reinforce them. No one can ever live up to rule after rule to get to God, we’re simply imperfect. Jesus’ death and resurrection means that that fact doesn’t matter; we can get to God through Him.
That’s also what sets Christianity apart from other religions; we don’t have to please a God or act in a certain way to be rewarded, we are given the reward despite how we act, through God sacrificing Himself for us!
Hope that if you’ve seen it before you thought it was worth watching again and if not that it spoke to you.
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