Humility and smallness is a big part of the Christmas story! The Incarnate God entered the eastern world as a baby… a baby in a manger. We could even say it this way, Jesus, the baby that was born in a dirty, smelly animal stable! Now that really touches on humility and smallness. Consider this, EMMANUEL came not as a King, but as a baby, born among domesticated farm animals! Humble and small was Jesus’ birth. Paul’s words describe the highs and lows of Jesus’ humiliation and exaltation. Ponder this truth… Philippians 2:8-11 And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Jesus came humble in birth, but He will be gloriously exalted in His return. CHRISTMAS is truly bigger than we imagine!
Sunday is a big day here at Grace Church! Our focus on Sunday morning will be Luke 2:1-14 “The Glorious Coming of Jesus.” Last week it was His “Miraculous Birth.” This week our focus will be upon the spectacular events that marked His coming. Don’t miss it! Sunday evening at 6:00 PM we will be at the Greenville Town Commons for An Uptown Christmas. The Lord is in charge of the weather… So far, so good, we anticipate a beautiful evening uptown! Bring your lawn chair and a blanket or sweater… you should be fine! Pray for the choir and musicians… this is a first for Greenville! Bring some friends and family members… everyone is going to receive a Christmas blessing!
As 2015 closes, be faithful in your attendance, in your giving and in your witness! Christmas provides us with many grand opportunities to make much of JESUS! His coming was humble and small but His Gospel is the power of God unto salvation, “a light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of Thy people Israel.” YES, Christmas is a time to celebrate JESUS!
Give Jesus Glory!