Friday, December 10, 2010

Still No Room

Not long ago a professor of psychology in one of our great universities gave a word suggestion quiz to his class of forty students. He instructed them to write the word "Christmas," and all the class did so. "Now," said the professor, "write the first thought that flashes through your mind regarding that day." When the papers were turned in, such answers were given as "tree," "holly," "mistletoe," "presents," "turkey," "holiday," "carols," and "Santa Claus," but not one had written, "the birthday of Jesus."

--Selected

What Christ's Birth Means

To God the Father Christ's Birth meant giving His Son ...
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).

To God the Son Christ's Birth meant leaving heaven's glory to become a Servant obedient unto death ...
"Christ Jesus ... being equal with God ... made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross" (Phil. 2:5-8).

To the world Christ's Birth means God provided a Saviour
"I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:10,11).

To you Christ's Birth means God offers eternal life as a gift
"The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Rom. 6:23).

From: www.mwtb.org

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