Saturday, December 26, 2009
Merry Christmas everyone! May you experience the peace of Christ as you celebrate His birth. I was reminded of the power of Christmas at our church's Christmas Eve service this year. While we often read of Christ's birth in the Gospels, it is a tradition in our church to read the account recorded in Revelation. I didn't realize that there was a version of the Christmas story in Revelation, but there is. It has a dragon. Read Revelation 12 for a description of what was happening in the spiritual realm while Mary and Joseph were posing for your Nativity set. Our pastor reminded us that the entrance of Christ to the world was a battle cry. It was a call to fight against injustice. To fight against all that is evil. To fight for compassion. And the weapon? An innocent and gentle child. Interesting.