Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

He's Here! from the Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Everything was ready.  The moment God has been waiting for was here at last!  God was coming to help his people, just as he promised in the beginning.  

But how would he come?  What would he be like?  What would he do?  

Mountains would have bowed down, Seas would have roared.  Trees would have clapped their hands.  But the earth held its breath.  As silent as snow falling, he came in.  And when no one was looking, in the darkness, he came.  

And there, in the stable, amongst the chickens and the donkeys and the cows, in the quiet of the night, God gave the world his wonderful gift.  The baby that would change the world was born.  His baby Son.  

Mary and Joseph named him Jesus, "Emmanuel" - which means "God has come to live with us." Because, of course, he had.  

This is what we celebrate today.  The fact that the God of the universe loved us so much that He came to earth.  He could have come in any form but He came as a tiny little baby.  A little baby that changed everything.  

That little baby has made all the difference for us this year.  That baby means that we have life and not death.  

So celebrate that baby today.  Merry Christmas!!!