Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Story of Christmas that Should be Told - in 2014!

In this season where special emphasis is given to the birth of Christ, I want to share something I learned several years ago, which I still reflect upon. Even though my Lord wasn't born in December, the message is very pertinent, and now in this late hour more than ever. This sobering story about the little town of Bethlehem is about accountability. Sometimes, we need to be reminded.

From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. ~ Luke 12:48(b)

The Story of Christmas that Should be Told

“The traditional telling of the story of Christmas fails miserably in communicating the message that really needs to be heard. The dramatic version reenacted in your local church compares to a banquet that offers only dinner rolls and pudding. It's not very satisfying, and sickening, really. The church's familiar interpretation of the historical drama surrounding the birth of Christ neglects an essential message about judgment and accountability. The real story is a far more poignant one, piercing even, but most find it quite unpalatable because it confronts us with the harsh reality that our God is just, and reminds us that we too will be held accountable for our own words and deeds.”

“While I'm grateful for an annual reminder that there was born in the city of David a saviour, which is Christ the Lord, those who might otherwise be drawn to know Him are repelled by the hypocrisy of the half-truth telling sponsors of the message.”

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