Don't Miss the Point

Consequently, when Christ came into the world, He said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’”

Hebrews 10:5-7

 

 On a windy day in December of 1903, Bishop Milton Wright received this telegraph message from his sons, Orville and Wilbur:  “.”Success, stop.  Four flights Thursday morning, stop.  All against 21-mile wind, stop.  Started from level with engine power alone, stop.  Average speed through air, 31 miles, stop.  Longest 59 seconds, stop.  Inform press, stop.  Home Christmas, stop

Bishop Milton Wright’s sons had just made history with their brief but successful first flights in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.   What they’d done had never before been accomplished by anyone.  Their experiments would change the world.  Milton Wright ran the message to the Dayton Journal, who accepted and published the story in the next day’s paper, under the headline, “Popular Local Bicycle Merchants to be Home for Christmas.”  They had missed the whole point!  

God sent His Son to earth to do His will:  to become the sacrifice for the sins of mankind.  That’s the great story of Christmas!   But what is most important to you about this season?  When you look into your own heart, what do your activities, your stresses, your thoughts and feelings tell you is the most important thing about Christmas? 

The Word of God is clear.  The most important thing about Christmas is the coming of Jesus Christ, God’s Son to become the sacrifice for the sins of mankind.  He purpose was to accomplish the will of His Father:  our salvation. 

Don’t miss the point of Christmas!

Have a great day and keep moving forward!