Message Monday 12/4/17 – Imagine Christmas: WORD

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

Imagine a Creator who is actually interested in his Creation—it’s actually easier than believing there would be a Creator who wouldn’t be interested in his creation, isn’t it?  God’s Story contained in the Bible is all about a Creator who, from time to time, became intimately involved in and with his creation. The climax of this story was when God intentionally communicated with those he had made in the closest, clearest way imaginable; he entered their world, which he had made for them, in time and space as one of them in order to make himself known to them in an unmistakable way.  By becoming one of us, God communicated to us as if he were a clearly spoken word to us. 

In fact, and interestingly, this is precisely how the Apostle John, who claimed to be an eyewitness of the events he chronicles, describes Jesus—the Word who was with God in the beginning, who was God and who “became flesh and made his dwelling among us.”  Incredible! And yet this is exactly what John says happened. Imagine Christmas as not just the warm, fuzzy, nostalgic piece of culture that we all know and love, but as reflecting upon a time when God actually communicated to us through his own son, who was actually he himself— God in the flesh living, breathing, teaching, loving us in a new way right here with us. Imagine Christmas…

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