A New Beginning
Often we use the term, “A new beginning” when the New Year rolls
around but I beg to differ. In my mind, this term is more appropriately used
in December. Why? It was the coming of the Christ child that offers a new
beginning for all of us. If Jesus had said no to his Father as we say no to Him
countless times, where would we be today?
As I was shifting through my files to gather Advent readings, I came
across the following meditation. I do not know who wrote it but it is good!
“It’s the night before Christmas. We call it a holy night. But it’s only
holy because we are celebrating the birth of the Way, the Truth, the Life,
and the Light. These words are some of the most familiar in the Bible. Even
Charlie Brown’s friend, Linus, recited these words to help his friends
understand the beauty of this baby’s birth.
As we meditate on God’s word about this night, take time to consider
the power of Jesus’ coming to earth. Remember that the Son of God left
the perfection of heaven to walk in this very imperfect world. He came to
show us the Way to heaven. He lived so that we might begin to realize the
Truth of the Father’s love for us. Christ died so we might have Life and He
rose to be the Light of life.
It’s impossible to separate Jesus’ death and resurrection from His birth.
We celebrate His birth because of the gift He gave us in His sacrifice and
the Life He gives us through the power of His resurrection. So, as you give
and get presents and enjoy this special holiday, take care to remember the
true gift of the season. Take time to truly appreciate Jesus’ Life and Love
and have a tremendous celebration of the Savior’s birth!”
I couldn’t have said it any better. Merry Christmas to each of youI May
Jesus’ willingness to come as a newborn baby be a new beginning for you!
See you Sunday! And remember bring a friend! It may just change their life!