There was once a famous author whose wife mostly ignored and rarely communicated with him. She did however attend a book club where she heard a weekly lecture about him and his books, and she enjoyed looking at his baby pictures once a year.
That woman is like millions of Christians who mostly ignore and rarely communicate with the living Jesus. They do however go to church to hear a weekly lecture about Him and His book, and they enjoy hearing an annual account of His birth.
I can’t be content with a weekly lecture and an annual birthday remembrance. I want to experience the risen Jesus 24/7/365. Following the risen Jesus is vastly different than sitting thru a church service.
Jesus wasn’t born so you can attend church services. He was born to rescue you from your sin!
A service is something that’s done for you. Churches offer religious services. Jesus wants you to daily participate in His presence and power!
Jesus isn’t a baby anymore! He’s the risen, ever-present, almighty Emmanuel–God with us! Baby Jesus grew up, died for our sins, rose from the dead, and promised to be with us always! Get to know Him today, not just in history. If you’ve never gotten beyond the Christ child in a manger to “Christ in you,” living and active, you’ve missed the meaning of Christianity!
Every moment that I put my attention on Jesus is special. Every day is full of those moments. I don’t need a special day to remind me of Him.
Calling celebration that crowds out Christ Christmas seems like a misnomer. Merry Christ-experiences.
In human flesh,
Who can make you well.