And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be
for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude
of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
One of the great fictional stories of the past century is C.S. Lewis’s
Chronicles of Narnia series.
In the fourth novel,
Prince Caspian, there’s a powerful scene where the girl Lucy runs to the lion Aslan – who is the Christ symbol in the saga – and gazes into his large, wise face.
The lion says, “Welcome child.”
And Lucy responds, “Aslan, you’re bigger.”
Aslan answers, “That is because you are older, little one.”
“Not because you
are?” asks Lucy.
“I am not,” Aslan says. “But every year you grow, you will find me bigger.”
Every year you grow, you’ll find me bigger.
Isn’t that just how it is with Jesus?
Most of us have heard the story of Christmas at least once a year, every year of our lives. Perhaps you first heard it when you were a small child. You heard about
the shepherds, the angels, Mary and Joseph, the inn and stable in Bethlehem, and the baby laid in a manger.
It’s a familiar story that we can all repeat. But here’s what you discover – as you grow in Christ each year, the story becomes bigger and bigger.
My prayer for you is that you have a big Christmas!
Have a great day, and keep moving forward!
Posted on 12/16/2013
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under