This is the Day

In our church we often sing a chorus that goes like this:

This is the day.  This is the day.
That the Lord has made.  That the Lord has made.
I will rejoice.  I will rejoice.
And be glad in it.  And be glad in it
This is the day that the Lord has made
I will rejoice and be glad in it.
This is the day.  This is the day.
That the Lord has made

It’s a joyful song of celebration and thanking God for one more day that He has given us to live in this beautiful world.  We sing it with gladness and excitement for His precious gift of another day.

How much more should we sing such a song on this Christmas Day!  For it was on this day, so many years ago, that God said enough to sin.  he said enough to our shame.  he said enough to our guilt.  He said enough to our disobedience.  He said enough to our sickness and disease.  He said enough to our sorrow and hurt.  He said enough to our misery and hopelessness.  He said enough is enough.

The last time God said enough he sent a flood tom destroy all mankind except a few chosen ones.  That flood covered the whole earth, wiping away the sinfulness of mankind and starting new again.  God sent judgment to a sinful world. That flood was 4,000 years ago.

But this time was different.  This time God sent love.  This time God sent forgiveness.  This time God sent His Son, His only Son, as a  baby in  a manger.  This time the whole world, all of mankind, would have a chance to be saved.  That baby on a manger did not come to be cute, or to be a carpenter for the rest of His life.  He came to die. He came to atone for our sins.   He came to suffer for our disobedience.  He came as a sacrifice on the altar of God.  He came to reconcile you to God.

This Christmas, remember why we give presents and love at this time of year.  We do this because God gave on this day, 2,000 years ago.  He gave us life!

 

Marry Christmas!

 

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