Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Story That Never Grows Old

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.  And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.-Luke 2:6, 7 (KJV)

Most families who understand the basics of good communication know that certain stories merit re-telling from time to time.  These stories are usually shared when everyone is together.  They vary from something funny that happened on a vacation, how everyone survived during a blizzard without any electricity for a week, or the last-second desperation play that won the championship game.  The reason we tell and re-tell these stories is that they define who we are as families and as individuals.  

With that in mind I want you to consider the account of the birth of Jesus Christ.  This is a story that never grows old and we should not become weary of re-telling it.  The reason being is that it defines us as followers of Jesus Christ.  Just as it is with the resurrection, had Christ not come then our faith would be in vain, and we would still be lost in our sins.  But Jesus Christ has come into the world, born of the Virgin Mary in the humble stable in Bethlehem just as the prophets foretold.  The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords came that we might have life and life everlasting.  Salvation has come to all who believe.  I would think that we all received some nice gifts yesterday, but none of them can compare with the gift of salvation that came to us through Jesus Christ our Lord.  

Telling others about the birth of Jesus Christ is never out of date and always relevant to us and to all people. Let us never grow tired of telling it. 

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