“Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death.” Proverbs 10:2 NIV
Jesus was born to die, and then to rise. We know Christmas is about Jesus birth, at least we should. However, the real power and truth of Christmas is found on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and beyond, into eternity. You see, we would never have heard of that first Christmas, and the only Jesus we know about would probably be the former 2nd baseman for the Montreal Expos. Christmas brought the miracle of the Incarnation and the promise. Easter brought life, the delivery from death. Now to be sure, we will all die a physical death (unless we are here when the rapture occurs), however, some of us will escape eternal death and instead gain eternal life. This life is brought and bought through the righteousness of Jesus and His sacrifice. Reading the Christmas story should always include Luke 23:33 (the crucifixion) and Luke 24:6 (Christ’s resurrection). The Christmas story then continues through the book of Acts to today and beyond. It is an Eternal story. When you invited Christ to take over your journey eternal life began for you at that instant. It is easy to enjoy a baby in a manger, and we should. It is much harder to look at a Savior nailed to a cross. Today, reflect on the Righteous One who sets us free and walk in wonder and peace during this season. #BeTheEdge
Join us this morning for the 5-minute weekly BeTheEdge Challenge Call at 7:50am CST, as Dr Nathaniel Dunlop challenges us. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7696301623 to join our scheduled Zoom meeting.