Christmas Fortnight Day 3

As we continue with our Christmas Fortnight, I was thinking of a line from a McKamey’s Christmas song.  Referring to the message the shepherds received from the angel, it says, “they always knew men went to heaven, but now God had come to earth”.  What an awesome thought!!!!  God come to earth. He did once—He is coming again.

Philippians 2:6-8 says this of Jesus, “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” 

 Placed in a manger-

destined for a cross.

Willingly,

lovingly,

obediently—

for You and Me.

Do you see that?  Jesus laid aside

His privilege,

His heavenly home,

He took on flesh,

He came as a servant,

He left His Father’s physical presence,

and humbled Himself unto DEATH,

even the death of the cross.

Why? He did it for us—You and Me.  As a lovely Christmas song says, “What a strange way to save the world”. Oh, how I thank God for His plan.  Not the way we would have chosen, but it is the way God chose. It was/is God’s way! We still must come God’s way!

Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 1:18, 21,

 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God…. 21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”

The preaching of the cross—

from a manger bed

to a cruel,

Roman cross

for ME.

The world scoffs at Jesus, but embraces Santa Claus.  They want the gifts without the sacrifice.  What are you embracing?  The real gift of ETERNAL LIFE? God’s precious babe-His son, to deliver you and me.  Celebrate Jesus!!