I’ve often wondered what would happen if Jesus returned to His Kingdom on the day the world celebrates His birth.
I would have given anything to have heard the Angels announcing the birth of Israel’s King, our Lord and Savior. But I think we will be the ones to witness the Angels announcing His return.
If He were to return on Christmas, would He find faith? Would He find worship, or would he find a commercialized pagan festivity complete with gluttony and drunkness. Before you roll your eyes ponder this for a moment.
I heard a Lutheran Pastor a few years ago ask his congregation, “If Jesus returns this Christmas would you run to bow at His feet and go with Him, or would you cling to your presents under the tree?”
Think about that this year. And also think about, and pray for our Brethren killed for their faith and love of Christ. May we all remember Immanuel and that He is with us! May we all long for His return, instead of celebrating in ways that is not in the Bible.
I am not condemning anyone as I still wish Merry Christmas hoping to instill Love and Peace in unbelieving ears. But don’t forget what is important. Its not gifts or money or Christmas tree’s. It’s about HIM!! There’s a reason He told the rich man asking what he nust do to follow Christ, to give everything he owned and take up the cross. The rich man is much like people today. Celebrate His birth just remember He could return at any moment. Are you ready??
Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
His birth was announced by His angels and so shall His return!!
I think about the Virgin Birth alot especially this time of year. I thank God for the faith of Mary. I pray to have just 1/4 of her faith. I’ll end with this. As it says it all.