Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Wonder Of The Christmas Message

"We see now what it meant for the Son of God to empty himself and become poor. It means a laying aside of glory; a voluntary restraint of power; an acceptance of hardship, isolation, ill-treatment, malice and misunderstanding; finally a death that involved such agony-spiritual even more than physical-that his mind nearly broke under the prospect of it. It meant love to the uttermost for unlovely human beings, that they through his poverty might become rich. The Christmas message is that there is hope for ruined humanity - hope of pardon, hope of peace with God, hope of glory - because at the Fathers will Jesus Christ became poor and was born in a stable so that thirty years latter he might hang on a cross. It is the most wonderful message that the world has ever heard, or will hear."
J.I. Packer, Knowing God pg 63

I pray that all who read this will take this truth into your heart and allow it to comfort and strengthen you. May you know the wonderful Savior Jesus Christ this Christmas. Merry Christmas from the

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