At Christmas, God came into our lives, sharing our vulnerabilities and death and sin so that, after offering Himself on the cross and rising from the dead, He could give new and everlasting life to all who repent and trust in Him as their only king.
He still comes to us today through His Church, His Word, the waters of Baptism, and His body and blood, given in, with, and under the bread and the wine. The world needs Him desperately these days.
And we are assured, as the hymn puts it, "Where meek souls will receive Him still / The dear Christ enters in."
To my friends who don't follow Jesus Christ: Please prayerfully "come and see" Who Jesus is at a church close to you.
To my believing friends: Let us lovingly, humbly, boldly, and without obnoxiousness or judgment, share Jesus Christ with others in the midst of this messy world.
Merry Christmas to all.
[Thanks to Pastor Tim Glendening for sharing this amazing picture over on Facebook.]