Please allow me to share day 25 of an Advent I started on December 1st. Admittedly, I was hesitant because I was so busy, but a whisper in my soul encouraged me to get started. What a blessing! Please add this to your reading list and don’t wait until next Christmas to get started. You will be blessed!
Day 25: “The Christmas story is a wisdom story, the best wisdom story ever told. No one was more aware that sin reduces all of us to fools than our Creator.”
Wait…, so is this a day we are to consider the wisdom of God to send Jesus to rescue us or the foolishness of man who would dare to deny Him? “Psalm 14 alerts us to the fact that at the epicenter of our foolishness is a denial of God.” In the book of Revelation we get a different picture of Jesus; one of majesty and power, certainly not a picture of a helpless baby born in a manger:
“[Jesus Christ] is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler of all the kings of the world. All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us. He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.”
“I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.” Revelation 1:5-6, 8 NLT
This Jesus, a mighty King, the Great I AM, came to our world not in a beautiful mansion but in a smelly manger born into a family of poor peasants. From this humble beginning He gave us everything. His birth started an intentional plan to give His life for ours, yet He still left us with free will to choose Him as our King. If we choose to receive Him, we wisely choose everlasting life. If we choose to deny Him we stay forever condemned in our foolishness. On this Holy day, have you made your choice?
“So as you celebrate this year, remember that Wisdom is a person, and his name is Jesus. He was born to rescue fools like you and me. That’s something worth celebrating!”
Merry Christmas! #ComeLetUsAdoreHim #Advent