Thank you so much for following along with me on this journey into the main characters and themes of the Christmas story.
I am rejoicing today that it is a story that is not only wonderful in its content, but is also something that we can truly have confidence in. I am rejoicing for its basis in historical fact and the revelation it contains of God’s master plan; a plan to send to us a Saviour who was, and still is, Christ the Lord.
We have seen how it is a story in which God uses all kinds of people from many walks of life; the young and the old, the rich and the poor, both foreigners and people in their native land. We have seen how God uses many miraculous signs and methods to communicate to them, from ancient prophecy to message-bearing angels, from stars in the sky to dreams while people sleep. We have seen some glimpses of what God considers important; the places where we are born and live and the names that people are called. And we have seen how God can use the ordinary details of human existence for His purposes, whether as intimate as the birth of a child or as public and powerful as huge political empires.
It is a story that confirms over and over to us, in its many intricate details, that this child born to us is divine God in human flesh. It compels us to respond with praise and wonder.
May you have a very blessed Christmas and a wonderful year as you continue to walk with the awesome God whose story it is.