FROM THE PULPIT: Reflecting on Christmas

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

But God made His announcement to the shepherds. He was saying to them and to us, “Your life is worthwhile. It is my gift to you. Therefore, live every golden moment of it because your life does matter to me.”

It is impossible to live, even for a few days, and not influence someone. Therefore, we are important to God. And He loves us.

Third, our faith matters too.

Shepherds were men of faith. They looked for a messiah who would deliver them from poverty, enslavement and exile. When things got tough, they would think about God’s promise that one day a savior would come.

But on that very special day, while they were tending to their daily chores, God came because He loved them so much that He fulfilled His promise.

As we get involved so deeply in life that we wonder if there is a point, God says, “I know you and I love you; your life matters to me, and I want you to trust me. I will be your friend and your Savior.”

And, if we will, he will.

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