At this special time of the year I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a blessed Christmas observance. I know it gets busy, and a million other things compete for our attention, but one thing should remain preeminent amidst all the others -- our wonder at the miracle of the incarnation of Jesus -- who is Emmanuel, God with us
Donald M. Fairbairn, Jr., professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, puts it so well:
"In Hebrews 1:3 the writer describes who the Son is—the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being. God is often pleased to work through beings he has created—through people and angels.
But for his greatest works—creating us, sustaining us, and making purification for our sins, God works not beings who reflect his glory, or are created in his image, but through the one who gives off that glory, who exactly matches his own being—his very own Son. For the task of redeeming us, no one less would. For the task of redeeming us, no one less would have sufficed. Let us worship the Son this Christmas!"
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Pastor Jeff