I was driving around town the other day and came across a holiday-inspired home and thought it would be the perfect picture to post on Christmas. So here it is:
Nothing says Merry Christmas like lights, music, and Charlie Brown. But let’s also remember the true “reason for the season,” the birth of Jesus. He did something he didn’t have to do because we can’t do something we need to do. And that something is make things right with God. He didn’t have to come down to earth for us, but he did. He didn’t have to start life as a baby, but he did. He didn’t have to face opposition, ridicule, and death, but he did.
He did it for you. He did it for me. So I ask you on this Christmas day, what will you do about it? What will I do about it? I always come back to one key thought regarding my faith in him. Where is his body? You might doubt everything about the Christian faith, the Bible, the church, pastors, people you know. But Jesus was a real man. He was born. He lived. He died. But where is his body?
Spoiler alert, you’ll never find it. Why? I believe it’s because it’s no longer in the grave he was laid in after his crucifixion. So that means everything. The entire story is a roller coaster, but one of the beautiful parts is when Jesus left Heaven to join mankind on the earth he created. This is Christmas, Charlie Brown.
Jesus did what he didn’t have to do.
So to sum up, if you’re going to put up lights and decorations, do it big! Also, Jesus.
-Out of the Wilderness