Christmas is ultimately about Mercy. Mercy is NOT getting what we clearly deserve. Christmas is the story of God doing
what He did not have to do. He
sent us a Savior, His only Son to be born of a virgin in Bethlehem. This child was the actual, physical proof
of God’s mercy. Everything we celebrate
during the Christmas season: Love, Peace, Joy, family, food, goofy Christmas sweaters,
etc. are all built on the foundation of God’s mercy. Without God’s great move
to show sinners (you and me) mercy, we would have no love to sing about, no
peace in this world, no joy to speak of…nothing. Have you received God’s mercy?
I believe also that God’s great move of mercy toward us came
with an agenda to instill mercy in us.
Are you merciful? Does your
heart fill with compassion towards others in need as God was compassionate
toward you? When we trust in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we receive a call to
become a person of Mercy. It’s
part of the Christianity package.
The Mercy toward us, becomes mercy in us and then becomes mercy through
us. Mercy, when it is finished, will
always come through you.
Where will you show mercy this Christmas? Is there someone who needs mercy from
you? I pray this Christmas will be
marked by mercy.
I hope this makes sense. AS