The Nativity and the Cross
That we might live…
“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 (NASB)
And so another Christmas comes upon us. In a sermon last week, the preacher posited that Christmas should by biblical definition be more contemplative, with the model of this being Mary as she â€œtreasured all these things, pondering them in her heart.â€ Luke 2:19 (NASB).
He suggested that in the hustle and bustle of this time we find even a brief time to ponder the reality of these events of 2000 years ago. To carry this further, let me go further and add that these events surely shape our lives more that anything that might occur in the false immediacy of the present moment. Nothing is more important than the reality that we are His and that that is so only because He made it possible, through â€œthe kind intention of his willâ€ Ephesians 1:5 (NASB).
We must never forget this and all that it implies!