30 November, 2013
Post By : David Lindner
This is the last post in this series, and what better note to end on than Christmas!
Like I said yesterday, without Christmas we wouldn’t have much to be thankful for. But, as we close out the month of November and bring in the Christmas season, we have so much to be thankful for. We are blessed because the God of the Universe became a man, walked among us in the flesh, died for our sins and rose from the dead – conquering the biggest punishment of the fall – death.
But here’s the thing…
The greatest injustice of all is having a Savior, but not knowing He exists.
Isn’t it a shame that we have this amazing gift of Christmas, but we hoard it all for ourselves. We’re sitting at the table of grace getting fat – too fat to invite others to come to the table.
While I’m thankful for Christmas, I’m also thankful that I had a family that brought me to the table of grace. Sitting at this table is a gift, and I’m thankful to be sitting here. But that’s not enough for me.
And I hope it’s not enough for you.
I hope your thankfulness drives you to want bring as many people to the table as possible. I hope your thankfulness overflows so much that by your very presence, people want to see what this table is all about. I hope that your love of Christmas combined with your attitude of thankfulness will result in many of those in your life hearing about Jesus for the first time.
And so, we end where we started. Because, we started this series wanting to be a thankful people so that through our thankfulness we draw people to Christ. And now at the end, the hope is the same. I hope we will be so thankful that through our thankfulness people are drawn to Christ.
20 But after he (Joseph) had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:20-21)