Christmas

Christmas From The Beginning

Christmas From The Beginning

The Christmas journey with the Master in some respects is a journey that has no beginning, because in the beginning He was. He was with God. He was God. He was the Creator of all things and in Him and for Him were all things created. He was Life and from Him life was given. He was Light and from Him light was given to the world. He was Light and through Him darkness was extinguished. He always was, and He forever will be. 

Though He has no beginning, through Him was the beginning and in Him is the beginning. Through Him the world was created. Through Him the world was redeemed. Through Him the world was given the right to become children of God. He always was, and He forever will be.

Jesus was the Word of God. Jesus was the Truth of God. Jesus was the glory of God. Jesus was the love of God. Jesus was the faithfulness of God. He always was, and He forever will be.

However, the Christmas journey with the Master in other respects is a journey that does have a beginning - not a beginning for Him, but a beginning for us….

Run, Don't Walk - A Christmas Story

Run, Don't Walk - A Christmas Story

Over the years, there have been a number of movies and songs entitled “Walk, Don’t Run”. But my most vivid recollections of that expression are from my childhood. i remember hearing it from teachers and my parents as they cautioned me to slow down and pay attention to where i was going, so i didn’t trip and fall. But today, i am mindful that two thousand years ago, there was a group of shepherds who were told to do just the opposite.

God will never lead us on a journey that does not bring glory to His Name. He has purposed to draw all men, all tongues, all tribes and all peoples to Himself that we might glorify Him. He sent Jesus to pay the price and make the way. And He has sent us, that we might join Him in His global mission. Jesus began His own incarnational journey by stepping from heaven to earth. And if we desire to walk with Him, we must in turn step from where we are to journey with Him. 

The first men to take that step after Jesus came to earth were the shepherds (Luke 2)….