Christmas is such a good time to spread the word of God. We welcome into churches those who may not normally hear God’s word or it may be a time when we ourselves attend more services than normal. Got me to thinking about wether we allow the Christmas story to “wash over” us with its familiarity or whether we are filled with praise and wonder everytime we revisit it?
- Isaiah 30:15 – In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength
- Isaiah 25:1 – Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.
Another year, another nativity, the Christmas story retold so all can see that God so loved the world he sent his son, but once the season’s done do we return to a life of detachment, has the story succeeded in shattering our indifference, have we listened and heard the word of God, has it penetrated our hard hearts, has the Christmas story demonstrated the glory of God and how badly does that make you want to turn around and stake your whole life on Jesus, turn away from the past, repent of your sin and truly rest in him, how much does the Christmas story make you want to exalt his name, praise his faithfulness, his love for humanity, to let his love shine brilliantly all year round, to be grounded in Jesus, God’s own son born as flesh, in repentance and rest is our salvation, in quietness and trust is our strength.