He Came For You!
Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory. 1 Timothy 3:16
He was born in abject poverty, yet a choir of angels filled the heavens with songs of His greatness. A star that astronomers still can’t explain to this day became the compass that brought world leaders to worship at His crib. His birth defied the laws of biology, and His death defied the laws of mortality. No miracle is greater than His life and teaching. He owned no cornfields or fisheries, yet He spread a table for 5,000 and had bread and fish left over. He never walked on expensive carpeting, yet when He walked on water it supported Him; when He spoke, the wind and the seas obeyed Him. His crucifixion was the crime of all crimes, yet in God’s eyes no less a price could have made your redemption possible. When He died, few mourned, yet God hung black crepe over the sun. Those who crucified Him never once trembled at what they’d done, yet the earth shook beneath them. Sin couldn’t touch Him. Decay couldn’t claim His body. The soil that was reddened with His blood couldn’t claim His dust. For over three years He preached the gospel, yet He wrote no books, built no cathedrals, and seemingly had no great financial resources. Yet 2,000 years later, He’s still the central character of human history, the perpetual theme of Christian preaching, the pivot around which the ages revolve – and the only Redeemer of the human race! For every other job, God sent a man. But in order to rescue and recycle you, God became a man. Aren’t you glad?
Heavenly Father, Thank You for sending Your Son to redeem us from our condition that is hopeless – and for granting us Hope and Joy this Christmas. In Your Son’s Precious Name, Amen