Tuesday, December 18, 2007
When one is A Christian
By Reverend John Scharlemann,
One is boggled by how a God who created billions of galaxies, each encompassing millions of stars swirling through billions of light years of space, could volunteer to become a human baby:
One is awed by the kind of love which would reach down from such unimaginable heights and choose sinners such as you and me for eternal life:
One is uplifted by the realization that because God became a man, He empathized with our suffering and pain:
One gives gifts to others as a reflection of the great gift which God gave us in His Son:
One sees in all the Christmas lights the symbol of the light of Christ which brings grace and mercy to a sin-darkened world;
One sees in people’s holiday happiness a foreshadowing of the joy which believers will experience into eternity when we live with the Lord in heaven:
One finds great comfort and joy in fellowship and worshiping with other brothers and sisters in Christ. We know something special, after all. We are bonded in a unique community under the Lord.
John Scharlemann is the pastor of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Diamond Bar, California
excert from The Hilltop Herald.
reprinted with permission