Here’s today’s question: To whom did Jesus appear when he first came to this planet?
The answer might surprise you. He didn’t come to the powerful or the influential or the wealthy. Instead, he came to the lowest of the low. The outcasts. The losers.
Here’s the cast of not-all-that-impressive characters:
The birth of Jesus brought God’s LIGHT into this dark world. Here’s what the Bible says:
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:4-5)
Here’s what Jesus himself said:
Imagine for a moment that you’re God’s VP of Marketing. You know that he’s about to go down to Earth and you want to make sure that the event generates the requisite amount of media coverage. You plan a massive kick-off gala in the heart of the world’s biggest city and start putting together a guest list featuring all the world’s biggest celebrities, politicians and CEOs.
But God has a different plan. Here it is:
She gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:7)
Is there room in your heart for Jesus? Or is it sort of like the inn in the Christmas story — too packed to let the Savior in?
How would you describe your attitude so far this Christmas season? Consider this:
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking on the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. (Philippians 2:5-7)
Imagine for a moment that you’re the creator of the universe.