Be Prepared! ~ Christmas Day 2015
On Christmas Day we will focus on the heightened expectation surrounding the birth of Jesus due to the angelic pronouncements who declared this boy-child would be the Saviour, King and Shepherd of his people.
Many waited with faith and hope for this one to come: that God would be revealed and His salvation would be shown throughout. However, not all waited with joy for His coming, and many would not receive Him as the Christ of God, seeking to destroy him instead. Wonderfully, God is never thwarted in His purpose and Christ through the cross accomplished God’s salvation.
We too, wait with expectation for our great King to return in glory and might, but like His first coming, not all are joyfully and faithfully waiting. Some disregard Him while others wait in fear. It is through His great mercy and grace that He has made Himself known to us, long before we ever sought Him, and it is Him who keeps us in His purpose, serving with joy.