“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)
I figure I’d better write my Christmas blog entry a little bit early since many people are taking a break and won’t be reading this before Christmas if I write this too late… anyway, a short entry today…
“O Little Town Of Bethlehem” used to be my most favorite Christmas carol. One of my favorite lines in the carol goes:
O holy Child of Bethlehem!
Descend to us we pray
Cast out our sin and enter in
Be born in us today
I used to sing this song and think of Bethlehem as a peaceful city. But today, Bethlehem is a bedlam of terrorist activity. I now know that peace is not found in any place, but in reconciliation with God. Christmas is not about experiencing bright lights or gifts or a nicely decorated nativity scene. Christmas is experiencing how Christ is born anew in our hearts and allowing Him to enter in and change us.