Jesus courts unbelievers and wins them through his grace. He uses his faithful servants to be couriers who provide messages of God’s pursuing love.
The Lord set forth a mission – a strategic plan – to rescue a fallen world from the consequences of sin. The plan centers around a clear message. The strategy is to incorporate the church to transmit this message to the world.
Why do we as Christians have such a difficult time carrying this plan out?
The Light of the world became flesh and the angels made his presence known. The Light lived, died on our behalf, and rose again.
That Light is the Word — the Word made flesh — the Word that we celebrated during Christmas.
The Word creates Light and those who are in the Light must not be quiet, nor keep the Word hidden, nor keep it for ourselves. For those whom God has set apart from darkness, it is a given that they will proclaim that Light to the world.
There are promises and blessings associated with sharing the light. It depends upon how carefully we listen.
Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of the Jewish people in the days right before the birth of Christ. God had not spoken through his prophets in about 400 years. What may have people been thinking about the Lord?
Do you think some started wondering if God had forgotten them? … That maybe, just maybe, God had forgotten to send their Messiah?
Has there even been a time in own lives, when we may have doubted God’s faithfulness; maybe we’ve wondered if God has forgotten us?
Words are powerful. They hurt, implore, and inspire.
Out of love, God sent His Word to bring salvation.
The Word became flesh so that all people may receive the Truth and the Life. The Word is that powerful.
The Word is so important that God became flesh. It is the same Word that empowers believers today.