Preparing for Jesus – Crazy Amazing – Advent, Day 13

Colossians 1:15-20

The Supremacy of the Son of God

15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

For those of you just tuning into this blog looking for content on a variety of topics, I have decided to focus my writing on Advent Season through Christmas. Many radio stations change their programming to play all Christmas songs throughout the season…and so I thought I would change my focus for a few weeks and place it solely on this awesome event we call Christmas. The season of the year the we mere humans reserved to remember and celebrate the birth of the Son of God on Earth. I, like most of us in our world today have great intentions about following God, but I allow so much hurry in my life that much of the time I miss many of those God moments throughout the day…and this is coming from a guy who has spent most if his adult life spending the best hours of his days serving in ministry full-time. I can’t find a better indicator to measure the “hurry factor” of our hearts than the gauge that is called the “Christmas Season.” Everything around us speeds up during the Christmas season, there is so much to do after-all.  In the midst of this frenzy we call Christmas, I would like to pose a question. What makes this this season different than any other throughout the year? Are the homeless more homeless? Are the hungry more hungry? Are people who need Jesus more in need of Jesus? Are sinners like you and me less sinful? Ironically, if anything is different there, we are likely to be more sinful during this time than other times throughout the year. In truth, all year long, those of us who call Christ Lord should be pouring our hearts out to be “Jesus with skin on” to very lost and lonely world, we should have the same heart and passion for compassion and justice every day of the year, but the one thing that is different about the actual Christmas season that sets it apart from any other event of the year is  that this is the time that we have set apart to remember and celebrate the day when the God of the entire universe, Creator of everything we see and don’t see chose to send His son, to be born as a baby into our world. I don’t know about you, but that is crazy amazing, and well worth taking a pause in our lives to remember.

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