The Christmas Story
He came from heaven to earth to show the way
From the earth to the cross my debt to pay
From the cross to the grave
From the grave to the sky
Lord, I lift your name on high.
Doesn’t this little song give a great summary of what Christmas is all about? We usually hear the nativity story only in compressed and somewhat creative versions.
Several years ago I decided to make a wall hanging to depict what Christmas means to me. When I really thought about it the nativity component became only a small part of the whole.
After creation God and mankind were in beautiful communion and friendship but this was interrupted and broken by sin.
God made a way for that relationship to be restored – He sent his only son, Jesus.
He came as a baby, but didn’t stay a baby. He came to die – the sacrifice for our sins.
He didn’t stay dead – He rose from the dead to prove He was the Son of God, and returned to His Father in Heaven.
He is coming back again to reign as King over all the earth with all those who have accepted his forgiveness and become a part of his kingdom.
Jesus Christ will rule forever – it all ends with GOD.
So although we see evil which has been introduced by Satan throughout the world, we can be encouraged because we know the end of the story. Jesus will reign.
All creation is groaning while it waits for the day of redemption. But rest assured the day of restoration of all things is coming. Jesus will reign. Why not join him?
Some great Scriptures to read ………..
Genesis 1 to 3; John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3-5; Revelation 22:12
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