He is the image
of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were
created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or
dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through Him and for
Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. And He
is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from
the dead, that in everything He might be preeminent. For in Him all the
fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Him to reconcile to Himself
all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of His
first glance, the message on a billboard on a New Jersey highway appeared to be
celebrating Christmas. It depicted a beautiful manger scene, the silhouette of
the baby in the manger, the wise men, and the star of Bethlehem. But that
billboard had been paid for by the American Atheists, and the caption read:
“You know it’s a myth. This season, celebrate reason.”
Friend, Jesus is not a myth. His birth is not a fable, a
fantasy, or a fairytale. His life, His death, and His resurrection are attested
to more than any other historical event in all of history.
Jesus is not just one god among many; He is the One and only
Son of God. He is the only way, the only
truth, the only life, and no one comes to God except through Him.
That is why we celebrate Him. That is why we worship Him.
That is why we follow Him. He lived. He
died. He rose again. He lives in our hearts, and He is coming again one day for
a great day, and keep moving forward!
Posted on 12/18/2014
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under