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.’”
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
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
Don’t miss the point of Christmas!
Have a great day and keep moving forward!
Posted on 12/23/2014
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under