God With Us

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly.
~Andy Roone

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Let’s suppose that I owned an ant farm, and for reasons known only to myself, I loved those ants more than anything in the world.

How could I communicate my love to them? I could shout, “I love you,” but because I speak English and they speak ant, they wouldn’t understand.

I could write them a letter, but they couldn’t read it. I could shrink down to ant size in my current form, but they wouldn’t recognize me.

But if I had supernatural powers, there is one thing I could do. I could take on the form of an ant, be born as an ant, live as an ant, and communicate as they do. Then I could find a way to say, “I love you.”

That is what God did. He didn’t mail a letter or shout from heaven. He did the one thing we could understand.

God himself came down and entered the human race. He became just like us so that forever we would hear him saying, “I love you.”

We wouldn’t have done it that way. We’d schedule a press conference, call the TV stations, hire a press agent, have a parade, call in the dignitaries, sell tickets, make a big deal so all the world could see.

But that’s not God’s way.

Read the New Testament again. Instead of flash and splash, there is a frightened father, an exhausted mother, a dirty stable in wintertime, rags for diapers, and a feeding-trough.

There he is, ignored by the mighty and powerful—a tiny, helpless baby.

Immanuel—God with us.

It’s so simple that you know it must be true. Only God would have done it that way.

A young man sat in my office and listened as I explained the gospel to him. Finally he said, “I just can’t believe all that stuff.”

So I asked him, “What would it take for you to believe?” “I would believe if God came down and stood in front of me and told me himself,” he said.

“My friend, he already has come down,” I replied. “He came down 2,000 years ago and lived among us. If you don’t believe that, then I have nothing better to offer you.”

This Christmas let’s remember, God came down and lived among us because He loves us, never forget that! That my friends, is what Christmas is all about.

Go give em heaven
I love you all,
Pastor Scott