Yet...I have some Good News for you today! Something has happened in our world since that 1stChristmas long ago, and that Christmas just a few weeks back. Jesus has been born! God has come among us, and injected into us a babe known as the Christ child. This baby has brought a new kingdom, and a new rule, and a different sort of sovereignty. As John 1 informs us, “The Word has become flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of the Creator’s only son, full of grace and truth.” No fake news here!
If you believe all this, then you believe that God is working to bring this world to its fulfillment. It means it’s time to start practicing living like you’ve been made new. Every person we meet is being molded for glory. So are you! God is in the business during post-Christmas of perfecting all there is, and all there will be. You see, after welcoming Christ into our lives, there is a sense in which none of us can ever go back to normalcy. Epiphany, here we come!!
Peace, Pastor Gary