Another Christmas has come and gone. Now what? This holiday can cause one of the greatest let downs after it’s over or it can be the new beginning we’ve all longingly waited for.
We still think we control our lives. We look at what we’ve accomplished and not what God accomplishes through us. We trust in others to govern us – to teach us – to do for us. Why is it so difficult for us to believe that there is someone far greater who is in complete control of our destiny?
Jesus was a helpless little baby in the manger. He appeared to be like any other child. He went through life as a boy, working hard to stay alive. As a man, He associated with the scum of the earth and then died a pitiful death as a common criminal on a cross. What could a man like that do for us?
Jesus came as a servant, not a king, to give us an example of how we can serve Him. He came in deep humility to be the perfect sacrifice. He lived in poverty to remind us that His kingdom was not of this world. He suffered and died to take our place – so we could have eternal life.
So what do we do with this little one? Let’s hold Him tightly in our hearts – for He is our only salvation, our only hope and He fills us with a peace that defies all human understanding. He is our Savior – our God!