“While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angels said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”
(Luke 2: 6-11 ESV)
The greatest gift to all the people…Jesus!
Not those who bomb abortion clinics, for they do not represent Christ.
Not those who hold “God hates fags” signs and protest loudly at funerals, for they do not represent Christ.
Not those who terrorize and kill in the name of their god, for they do not represent Christ.
And not those fathers who leave their young children behind when they divorce their mothers for any and all reasons, for they do not represent Christ.
Not all the hatred and sensationalism on social media and all over the news and all the conflict and division among the people of today for that does not represent Christ.
Only God represents God…the God found only in Scripture…
And all the brokenness, pain, hatred, terrorism, murder, racism, divorce, sexual sin, etc.…well that only represents a fallen humanity in need of a personal Savior…
A humanity in desperate need of His miraculous and free gift….His free gift of salvation.
The King who chose to be born in poverty
The King who announced His birth to the lowest of lows in society…
The King who came to serve, and not to be served
The King who willingly went to the cross for His friends…
The greatest gift to all the people…
Merry Christmas Friends!!