The First Christmas December 23, 2016
“Silent night, Holy night. All is calm, all is bright…” While shepherds watched their flocks by night…These old Christmas carols tell the story. At first those shepherds were afraid. Later, while they watched in awe, they saw a newborn child. It was no ordinary child, but God in human likeness-truly God and truly man. John wrote of Jesus, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” And the shepherds were amazed. That night as their eyes were opened, they realized the enormity of the message. “To you a Saviour is born.” Then they were activated, going everywhere telling what they had experienced. This Christmas, may many open their eyes and view the miracle of God’s love and turn to God with their fears as the shepherds did. Let’s give Christ His rightful place in Christmas.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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