Again I ask, how did this happen so quickly?
2000 years ago that question was seen in reverse. Why did it take so long? The scriptures had foretold of the coming of the Messiah, yet year after year, generation after generation, no one had yet experienced Him. But then, 2000 years ago, every man, woman and child were called to their ancestral towns in order for the proper tax to be placed on them. And in that journey, from Nazareth to Bethlehem a prophecy was fulfilled. At long last, our Savior was to be born!
As we prepare this week for the coming of our Lord, we look with great JOY toward a life changing event. Just think, if this had not happened, what kind of world would we be living in? Our Constitution is largely attributed to Christian guidance; “In God we Trust”. Our laws are governed by a moral compass, our way of life leads way to the teaching of Jesus Christ, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” The world would look very different if the JOY of Christ did not penetrate it so deeply.
My friends, may this Christmas be a time of giving, a time of bringing families together (even if is via Zoom or FaceTime), may it be a celebration for all the beautiful graces God has bestowed on each of us through the birth of His Son.
The Lord is coming, are we ready to celebrate the true meaning of this coming? A King is about to be born, “for nothing will be impossible for God.”
Have a blessed Christmas and help bring in that JOY that Christ’s birth has given each of us!