12/25 - Christmasby WCUMC Member on 12/25/20
Today’s Bible verse:
10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Today is Christmas. We celebrate the birth of Jesus together. As we have meditated, the most important image of the Christmas season is the image of ‘a baby.’ The Son of God was sent to this world and his son clothed the body of a baby. The most vulnerable being of the world. Then a question follows, ‘can a baby save the world?’
However, what faithful people found out from this image, the baby Jesus was the most powerful and also provocative message. Jesus transforms this world, not by violent power or cutting-edge weapons. Jesus did not use powerful politicians or the well-educated leaders of the community. Jesus changed the life of normal people, and he touched the heart of ordinary people. Then they began spreading the love of God to the world and did not hesitate to sacrifice to shine the light of God to the world.
Still, we have a lot of questions, asking ‘Can our faith can change this world?’ and ‘How we can spread the message of God?’ But the Christmas lesson is that we have to go back to the message of God. A baby touched us, and it is the most valuable lesson. It is love, from our Father. God sent his Son to save us, and the baby teaches us about the pure and most precious love of God. So, think about the way that God has changed this world. God ignited the heart of the ordinary people and they proved the love of God in their lives. This Christmas season, learn a lesson from the baby Jesus, and have a time of meditation on Christmas lesson today.
Pray with us:
Lord, you came to us and sacrificed everything. Now we know your love and your endurance. Even when we did not listen to you, you have faithfully stayed with us and guided us the right way. Lord, give us your wisdom and help us to grow every day in your faithfulness. We will listen to you and learn the lesson of Christmas. You sent your son, and the son sacrificed everything for us. This is the most powerful evidence that you love us. Thank you for your love. We pray in your name.
(Reflection & Prayer by Pastor Steven Cho)