Did You Hear That?


Grab your Bible and journal and read Hebrews 1:1-4. The true story of Christmas is a love story about an indescribable God Whose love for the crown of His creation moved Him to make the greatest sacrifice possible to redeem and deliver those who would fall in love with His only begotten Son. That is not a run-on sentence. It is a statement of fact. John wrote in John 3:16, “This is how God loved the world. He sent His only Son, that whoever believes in Him would not perish, but have eternal life.”

In our focus passage, the writer tells us that for 1800 years, from the time of Job and Abraham to the stories of Nehemiah, Ezra, and the prophet Malachi, God spoke to prophets, priests, kings, and individuals. He spoke through a burning bush, angels, earthquakes, and fire. He spoke into the minds and wills of those who wanted to hear and obey Him. God spoke to Noah, Abram, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, and others for centuries. The default of human nature was not to obey Him, but to rebel against Him. Yet, people continued to offer blood sacrifices hoping to appease Him. None of that could removed the stain of sin on every person.

Throughout human history, God had a plan. According to Paul in Galatians 4:4-5, when the time was right, God sent forth His Son…” The Gospel of John tells us in the first chapter, “In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God and the Word was God.” In the nativity of Christmas, God the Son put on a human face and body to become one of us. He was subject to all of God’s laws. From childhood to the cross, He was perfect in His submission and obedience to the Father. That perfect human life made Him the perfect Lamb of God Who takes away the sins of the world. The writer of Hebrews tells us that in these last days (since the birth of Jesus), the Father speaks to us through His Son. He continues to speak through His word, the Bible, to those who want to hear.

Yet, hearing is only part of the Christmas love story. God has spoken through His only Son born of a woman. That Son is the One through whom creation happened and He is the One Who sustains it. He came as a helpless baby born into the darkness of cave and laid in stone feeding trough. Why would God speak in such a way? That we might hear of His love, forgiveness, healing, and mercy. Jesus called it being born again. The sad truth is that many hear and dismiss this Word. Now you have heard what He has done for you. Will you respond by trusting Him alone to forgive every sin and provide a new, abundant life? If you need help with this or want more information, connect with me on FB.


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