How Do You See Christmas?

So much about life and truth and Christmas is determined by your perspective. Found this in some notes I had. Not sure where I got it, but I’m sure it’s not original.

In the world’s eyes…

  • a peasant girl, probably raped by Roman soldiers
  • a poor carpenter, dumb enough to believe her story about an angel
  • a slave registering his family with the state for purposes of taxation
  • an insignificant village with little to offer the empire
  • a family that couldn’t even afford a room
  • a baby that didn’t have a proper delivery
  • a baby that would grow up poor and enslaved
  • a group of shepherds, not even worth asking their name
  • a meaningless event in a meaningless town

In God’s eyes…

  • a young girl endowed with grace and conceived by the Spirit
  • a righteous man willing to obey God at great risk to his own reputation
  • a census that would fulfill prophecy
  • a baby, God taking on human likeness (God with meat)
  • a baby that becoming a man would change the world and the eternal destiny of millions

Posted on December 18, 2009, in Christmas, Discipleship. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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