FROM THE PULPIT: Reflecting on Christmas

Published: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 06:50 PM.

As we reflect on the Christmas season, consider these awesome truths.

First, God knows us and we are important to him. Remember, God announced His son’s birth to shepherds.

Shepherds were at the social strata’s opposite end from King Herod and influential people. They lived in fields with their animals. Still, God’s angel came to them and said, “Unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior who is Christ, the Lord.”

Throughout scripture, we see God honoring and using people and things that the world often overlooks. You may not be a rich corporation president, a political leader or an accomplished athlete. But God announced the savior’s coming to people like you and me.

Second, our lives matter because God loves us.

Imagine those shepherds sitting around the campfire after God’s announcement. Perhaps they were thinking, “What difference does it make if we watch the sheep or not?”

Sometimes, you may think, “What difference does it make if I get up every morning or not? My life is like an endless cycle of things that don’t mean anything.”

1 2 3

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top

Local Faves