Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas is about Receiving

What an odd statement. I thought that Christmas was all about giving.
I think about this and as I do, up comes a verse! 
For unto us a child is born,
Unto a son is given.  Isaiah 9:6
Why do we need this child?
Why was a Son given? 
Who is this child? 
Verse one of Isaiah 9 gives a hint on why THIS child is needed:  
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; 
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined. 
The darkness is great and something is needed and so God gives a Child who becomes light to those who live in darkness. The trouble with walking in darkness is that it becomes familiar.  Those who walk in darkness don’t even notice this darkness without light.  God gives the gift of light but a gift that is is given must be received; welcomed. Presents do us no good if they remain wrapped. I have experienced going from darkness into light. God desires all to understand that they do walk in darkness if they have not received God's gift which is Jesus, the light of the world.  For unto us a Child is born.

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