What is the true wonder of Christmas? You might think of things that give you that 'Christmas feeling' – lights, decorations, celebrations, the giving and receiving of gifts, family traditions and togetherness. But for many, the Christmas festivities only mask an aching emptiness or a painful solitude. For all of us, the Christmas festivities can do no more than temporarily disguise a soul-deep need that we all have, a need that we recognize when we see that the things of this life simply don’t satisfy for more than a moment, that life is too short…that it comes to an end.
DISCOVER THE TRUE WONDER OF CHRISTMAS – God sent His Son to give us everlasting life. That’s what Christmas is all about. It’s summed up in these words: "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16) If you know nothing of the Bible, you want to start here. If you know everything in the Bible, you want to return here. For here we find the answer to the biggest questions in life, and here we find the solution to the biggest problem in life. God answered and solved it all by sending His Son into the world. He was born to bear our sin, He lived to die for us, and He rose from death to give us life. "Whoever believes in Him shall not perish" - and whoever includes YOU! So come, put your trust in the One who was born to be your Savior. Come and worship Him. Come and DISCOVER THE TRUE WONDER OF CHRISTMAS.
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Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Daniel is the Staff Minister at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, El Paso TX.