This past Sunday we had our kids’ Christmas program.
I worked with the kids in learning the songs; therefore, I knew the story line of the program. My husband had to give a little challenge after the program, so he asked me what the program was about. I told him the gist of the program where a little boy finds out the story of Christmas. The end of the program, the boy’s friend asks his dad if they can tell his friend the rest of the story of Jesus before Easter.
So my husband’s challenge included “the rest of the story.” Or he shared the reason for why Jesus came by sharing reasons why Jesus did NOT come. I found it an interesting message. Meditate on these thoughts about why Jesus did NOT come to earth:
- HE DID NOT COME TO BE SERVED.
Mark 10:45 — For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
- HE DID NOT COME TO DO IS OWN WILL.
John 6:38 – For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will…
- HE DID NOT COME TO CALL THOSE WHO WERE RIGHTEOUS.
Mark 2:17 – … I came not to call the righteous…
- HE DID NOT COME TO JUDGE THE WORLD.
Jn 3:17 — For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
If these are the reasons why Jesus did NOT come, then the opposite of these reasons are some of the reasons why He DID come. The reasons why He did leave all to come to be our Savior challenges me on how I live.
- He came to serve. Am I serving others?
- He came to do God’s will. In John 4:34, He even said His meat or food was to do God’s will. That is what fed Him and kept Him going. Do I desire to do God’s will above all else?
- He came to save sinners. Am I concerned about the souls of those who are perishing?
- His desire was to save the world, not to judge them. We have a lot of problems in this world, but sometimes I think we Christians spend more time talking about all our political and economic problems and about all the wicked people around us instead of focusing on the only One who can solve those problems. We are to make righteous judgments and to not excuse sin; but if we spent as much energy into sharing the Solution with those who surround us as we do complaining about what is going wrong, then hearts can get changed and God can begin a mighty work.
This Christmas, remember WHY Jesus came. Don’t just remember the story of Him being born in a stable; but think about why He came and how we can follow His footsteps here on earth.
** Next week, I will not have the linky party. I may post a Merry Christmas post, but I’ll be taking it easy next week as our family enjoys our first Christmas in Florida. Merry Christmas!
Here are a couple of posts I enjoyed from last week’s party:
- Easy Ways to Share the Gospel with a Gift from Homeschool Your Boys
- Kindle Freebies from Women Abiding
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