Christmas is big business. Multiplied millions of dollars in sales are generated as a direct result of this special event called Christmas. Then there’s the busyness of Christmas with all the shopping, decorating, preparing, travel and visiting that goes with it. I invite you to join me for a few minutes as we “press the pause button” to ponder three amazing and unchanging truths of Christmas.
1. Deity Wrapped In Humanity. The angel told Mary: “Behold you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a son, and shall call his name Jesus”. Jesus, the Divine Son of God wrapped in… residing in humanity. That which happened in Mary, happens in every person that by faith, accepts Jesus as their Savior: Jesus comes into their life…Deity comes to live in humanity. The promise of Revelation 3:20 is: “Behold I stand at the door and knock, if any man will hear my voice and open the door, I will come into him and sup (fellowship) with him and he with me”. Drunk or druggie, poor or prosperous, known or unknown…Jesus awaits our invitation… saying “Yes” to Jesus changes everything.
2. Mercy In A Manger. “And they (the shepherds) came with haste and found Mary and Joseph and the babe lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:16). Thank God for His Mercy! How we need the mercy of God. Blind Bartimaeus cried out for mercy and Jesus opened his blinded eyes. A father went to Jesus and begged for mercy for his son (Matthew 17:14-15). Perhaps it’s you, your son or daughter or brother or sister that needs the mercy of God. God’s mercy didn’t stay in a manger…that same mercy is here... now…for those who in faith call upon God. His mercy is without measure… His love is without limits.
3. Provision Within a Proclamation. The angel said to Mary: “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37). A lot of people need to know that. No doubt, someone you know… someone I know, needs to hear that simple, yet profound truth—with God nothing is impossible.