Tuesday: 25th December, 2018
Reference text: John 1:1-14
Across the world, many are in high spirits celebrating Christmas. This occasion celebrates the birth of Jesus, the son of God. For it is written: ‘And the word became flesh and dwelt among us’ (John 1:14a). So what really is Christmas and what should it be all about? Are there particular things that are meant to be present only in this season, but absent in every other?
As I thought about these words, my mind was cast back to that memorable night in Bethlehem: Instead of lush and splash, we see a scared father, an exhausted mother, the dirty stable and a feeding trough. It’s simple, yet so real that it must be true. That is the setting from which these festivities emerge. But lest we forget, that scene only materialised by virtue of the Yes of a young virgin, and the sheer determination of a carpenter.
These two came into agreement and alignment with the word of God, to ensure the perfect fulfilment of His ultimate plan. That is the scene we ought to return to. However, we often get overwhelmed by all the feasting and fun, that we forget the image behind the festivities. Beloved, its Christmas. Yes, a time to wine and dine, but let us not forget also to make up with those we need to. Let us build bridges, extend a helping hand, share some love and say a kind word to another. We need to live that Christmas experience not as a one day event, but as a way of life.
Remember # Christmas is not just about the lush and splash, it has love as its heartbeat.
🎉I wish you the very best this festive season and may Jesus, the Prince of peace; be a source of joy, love and peace for you and your household. Merry Christmas and God bless you.