2020 original Christmas thoughts (& 2 quotes)

The Christmas holiday is sentimental. The living Jesus is supernatural.

Christmas can give glimpses of hope but Christ living in you, is “the hope of glory!” The Christmas Baby, “God with us,” is present everyday, as the living Jesus. Millions have had their heart and lifestyle transformed by the One born in Bethlehem.

If you don’t see the events of Jesus’ birth as fiction, they’ll radicalize your life. Christian mystery means that much will not be unwrapped or understood until later. It’s more convenient to acknowledge Christ’s birth than it is to be His disciple. Christ the Lord is risen today (and everyday for almost 2,000 years)!

If you feel no need of a Savior
To rescue you from bondage,
The events of Christ’s birth
Give little hope to your heart.

Christ came to conquer 
Through love, not force; 
Humility, not pride; 
Joy, not anger;
Forgiveness, not hate. 
Go and do likewise.

Once you see
Majesty in the manger,
You can't be passive
About Jesus!

King Herod with his political power, 
Said he wanted to worship
The new born Christ, 
But tried to destroy Him.

The most ignored
Christmas gift:
Emmanuel,
"God with us."

Nothing is stranger
Than God in a manger,
The living Word
As a wordless baby.

"Shepherds quake at the sight"--
A baby called "Savior"
And "God with us."

God is near to lowliness and far from pride. When humility knocks at your door, it’s the living Jesus trying to connect with you.

Have an awesome celebration of the birth of the living Jesus and enjoy His presence! Here are two quotes for you.

“The Gospel represents Jesus as a real, living, mighty Savior, able to save me now” –Catherine Booth

“Who among us will celebrate Christmas correctly? Whoever finally lays down all power, all honor, all reputation, all vanity, all arrogance, all individualism beside the manger; whoever remains lowly and lets God alone be high; whoever looks at the child in the manger and sees the glory of God precisely in his lowliness.” –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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