Sunday, December 21, 2014

3 Levels of Christmas

There are 3 levels of Christmas.

We have the Santa Claus level with all its presents and decorations.
The Silent Night level gives us the birth of the baby Jesus in the manger.
But those first 2 levels don't last. For Christmas to have the power to change lives and give purpose we need the third level: that of the adult Christ.

"It is at this level–not as an infant–that our Savior brings His gifts of lasting joy, lasting peace, lasting hope. It was the adult Christ who reached out and touched the untouchable, who loved the unlovable, who so loved us all that even in His agony on the cross He prayed forgiveness for His enemies."