Monday, December 21, 2009
Christmas, the second time around
We celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in late December. Whether or not the date is correct really isn't a big issue. It is fine for us to rejoice in the coming of Christ in a God-honoring way.
But as we think about Jesus setting aside His glory and coming in humility, let's also remember this one astounding fact: He will come again. And it won't be in humility. Just as certainly as Christ came just over 2000 years ago, so He will come again in glory. And I hope we look forward to that day as much as we rejoice looking back 2000 years. I don't know when it will be. (Neither do you.) Let's not get so caught up in this world that we don't yearn for the Second Coming.
Come, Lord Jesus.