Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A good reminder from an unexpected place

We Christians make much of the fact that this season is about Christ and His coming...about Immanuel and the truth that God made a way for sinners to know Him in His Holiness. But this video challenges me this Christmas to move out of my house with this knowledge and into the world with the thought:

If I really believe this stuff...I mean, really, truly believe that Christ came to make a way for people to live with Him forever...that a virgin was overshadowed by the Most High and gave birth to a Son who will reign forever as LORD...that angels really appeared to shepherds in that field proclaiming good tidings of great joy which are for all people...that wise men really traveled for weeks to find the King...that babies really died because they were destined to be born in a time and place that put them in the way of the sword...that the baby that was born grew to die because of my sin...

If I really believe that if people do not believe in Him, they are destined for an eternity apart from any joy, any comfort, any peace...receiving only the wrath of God forever...and ever...and ever...

If I really believe, maybe I'll act a lot more like they guy mentioned here.



FYI: Don't know who this guy is? Wiki has the answer here.

2 comments:

Melissa Lansing said...

Wow. That's encouraging and challenging. Thanks for sharing! :)

(I'm not sure if you remember me, but I go to Chase and Laura's missions bible study on Sunday nights.)

Kim said...

I do remember you, Mel. And have been praying for you lots recently! :)
I'd wanted to hear from you and about Burundi, etc. so I'm very excited to see your blog! Thanks for commenting so I can visit you...