Message From The Chaplain
Well, the year is fast coming to an end but, as we all know, there is still a lot to do!
I came across this article about Christmas and thought it would be good to share it with you all.
Enjoy and be challenged…
“Many people have sought to be God, but only one God has sought to be man.” Anonymous
Often times, when we celebrate the life of someone famous, we celebrate on the day of their birth. For instance, we celebrate the life of Presidents, the birth of our nation, and the birth of loved ones. Jesus is the only person we celebrate on the day of His birth (Christmas) and the day of His death (Easter). That is because we celebrate the life of Jesus Christ, but our hope is found in His death. It sounds morbid to talk about death at Christmas time but we would not celebrate the life of Jesus if He had not become flesh and taken upon Himself the sins of the world.
John 1.14 says, “And the Word (Jesus Christ) became flesh, and lived among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John the Baptist said in John 1.29, “Behold, the Lamb of God, (the one) who takes away the sin of the world!”
As you gather your family together this Holiday Season to celebrate the life of Christ, make sure you don’t leave out the most important part; that Jesus Christ died so that you might be able to spend an eternity with Him. Give gifts, sing songs, play games, and be merry, but never let the true meaning of Christmas be lost. Santa Claus is a nice character to tell your children about, but Santa did not and cannot take away your sins.
Presents are a great way to demonstrate to those you care about how much you love them, but remember that God gave you the greatest gift of all the day Jesus Christ was born into this world to die for your sins.
Oh, yes what a story!
Please have a safe and happy Christmas this year. May God’s protection, guidance and blessing be with each member of your family at this time.
See you soon.
Bellarine Campus Chaplain