Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Reflections on Christmas

I got to thinking about Christmas one Sunday during church and this is what I wrote down. Everyone is always saying "Jesus is the reason for the season". And that is true, He is, but I think that too often we get caught up in the story of the manger and forget to look beyond that. If the story of Christmas stopped at the manger than there is no point to the story or the season at all. If Christ had only come to be born and that was all it wouldn't have mattered. Christ came, not only to be born of a virgin but also to die on the cross for our sins. He took the punishment that was rightfully ours. But again, the story doesn't end there. For He arose! On the third day, just as was foretold. You see, with the resurrection He conquered death, for you and me. And you know what is better than all that? (I know, what could be better?) Christ will come again someday! He will come back for His own and we will live with Him forever.

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