Keeping the Resurrection in Mind as You Celebrate Christmas

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Keeping the Resurrection in Mind as You Celebrate Christmas

tree cross tomb medThis picture is something I drew a couple of years ago to remind us, as we celebrate Christmas, that we shouldn’t lose sight of Easter. The birth of Christ is a great thing to celebrate, as God became flesh when the second person of the Trinity was born as a human baby. It’s amazing that God would love us enough to humble himself and become one of us. But as we think of that little baby lying in the manger, let’s never forget why he came. He was born as a human baby all so that he could die on the cross for the sins of humanity. What’s more, Jesus proved who he was by rising again from the dead, showing that the penalty for our sins has been paid in full. We’ve looked at the evidence for the resurrection at length on the blog this past year. I encourage you to explore it if you haven’t.

While it’s good to remember and celebrate Jesus’ birth, the Bible never tells us to remember this.  On the other hand it does tell us to remember his death and resurrection (1 Corinthians 11:23-26, 2 Timothy 2:8).  This is the heart of Christianity.  Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15, “For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,  that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,“.

So I want to wish you a joyous Christmas season, as you celebrate Jesus’ coming for us, and as you do so, I pray that you will remember why he came and that God will give you opportunities to share that with others.  Please pray the same for me.

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