Devotion: Sunday, December 24, 2017
Christmas Is Real
The birth of Christ was a divine declaration, an eternal statement to a race of fallen men and women. The Advent of Christ clearly established, first, that God is real. The heavens were opened and another world than this came into view.
Second, that human life is essentially spiritual. With the emergence into human flesh of the Eternal Word of the Father, the fact of man's divine origin is confirmed.
Third, that God indeed had spoken by the prophets. The coming of the Messiah-Savior into the world confirmed the veracity of the Old Testament Scripture.
Fourth, that man is lost but not abandoned. Had men not been lost, no Savior would have been required. Had they been abandoned no Savior would have come.
Finally, that this world is not the end. We are made for two worlds and as surely as we now inhabit the one we shall also inhabit the other!