Growing up, when I thought of Jesus at Christmas, I pictured a baby in a manger. On Good Friday, I envisioned the cross and on Easter, an empty tomb. It took a while before I realized Jesus is much bigger than those holidays. In a recent article at BibleStudyTools.com I look at “The Jesus of Christmas Past, Present, and Future” and how His life impacts us today.
Below is the intro with a link to the rest of the article and the winner of last week’s drawing.
The Jesus of Christmas Past, Present, and Future
“If you want to see your father alive, you must come now.” Our young family had stopped at my sister’s house on our way from Indiana to Georgia to see Daddy. My stepmother’s call shook me. Were we too late?
An hour into our trip two complete rainbows arched over our highway. Despite my heavy heart, I marveled as we passed through the twin semi-circles of color. God was with us, no matter what lay ahead.
Daddy’s shrunken body looked more like the poster child for a famine-relief group than the man who’d carried me as a child on his shoulders. He squeezed my hand, and I knew Daddy was still with us.
My father didn’t volunteer for the cancer that robbed his strength and life. In contrast, my Savior willingly laid aside His life and glory to rescue us. The startling change in Daddy can’t compare with what Jesus gave up when He left heaven to become the sacrifice that takes away our sin. Remembering Jesus’s past, present, and future, helps me better appreciate Advent season.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich” (2 Cor. 8:9 NIV).
Where Was Jesus Before the First Christmas?
One of the most poignant Christmas cards I ever received depicted the Father looking down on tiny planet earth, waving goodbye to His Son. To better appreciate this, let’s look at who Jesus was before the first Christmas. Continue reading at Bible Study Tools.
Congratulations A Mommy By Christmas.the winner of Donna Schlachter’s new novel—
Mary Did You Know?
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