Like most parents, Kim and I cherish the memories of the births of each of our children. When we celebrate their birthdays, we tell them about some of the circumstances surrounding their entrance into the world. When Daniel was born, there was an ice storm. All of our children were born near the times of church services. I could go on and on. Our birthday celebrations would be incomplete if we spent all of our time remembering their entrance into the world and neglected to celebrate where they are presently in life. These things should also be true as we celebrate the birth of our Blessed Savior. (Right: Joe, Kim, Daniel, Naomi, and Kyla Roof)
The circumstances of Christ’s birth were precious. They indicated that many prophecies were being fulfilled. God sent His Son into the world to be our Savior. Hallelujah! The Christ child grew, lived a sinless life, suffered and died on the cross of Calvary, rose from the grave three days later, and ascended to heaven. The Bible makes it clear that He is coming again, that the world we live in now will one day burn completely up, and a new heaven and a new earth will come down from God where the redeemed will dwell with the Savior for all eternity.
So, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, let’s remember that it would do us good to reflect on where He is today and what He is doing and what He is about to do in coming again. A big moment is coming in all of our lives when we will all see Jesus face to face for the very first time.
My prayer is that SI will be a place where some of our discussions can strengthen us in our preparation for that future meeting with the Savior. I really appreciate the brothers and sisters in Christ who take the time to post on this site.
May God grant each of you blessed Christmas and a fruitful New Year.
Merry Christmas from the Roofs