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“Merry Christmas in MAY”
And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. v:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2: 10-11
This morning I did something that may seem unusual to some. I read the account of the Christmas miracle in the gospel of Luke. And I read it in the month of May!
Yesterday, our Pastor, Tony Moye preached another powerful sermon out of 1st Peter, encouraging us in our Christian life. One of the things that impacted me was a statement he made regarding our purpose here on earth. Our purpose is to POINT people to Christ! And this is the very purpose and point of our life here on earth.
I’m in awe each time I read the account in Luke’s gospel of the birth of Christ. He reveals how God chose ordinary people, in ordinary times, places, and circumstances, to accomplish extra ordinary things. And I believe that it honors God when you and I can celebrate both Christmas and Easter, every single day of our life here on earth. For what better way to point people to Christ than to share the historical events surrounding His virgin birth, His sinless life, His substitutionary death on the cross for our sins, and His glorious resurrection from the dead?
I don’t know how many shopping days there are until Christmas. But I know this, shopping days should not be our focus this coming Christmas or any other Christmas. Our focus should be on the good tidings of GREAT JOY, that came into the world when Jesus was born. Merry Christmas in MAY, my friends.
P.S. (from bruce) When there is no other place to turn…turn to God !! If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ?? Here is the truth for this most important days writing, about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ… https://godsmanforever.com
To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…
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