Sunday, December 19, 2010
Christmas Reflections, Part 7
Joe McKeever points out when God incarnates Himself as a human in this world, what types of people become “players” in His story?
There are the young and the old--
(Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus; Simeon and Anna in the temple, Luke 2)
There are the rich and the poor--
(Wise men and Joseph & Mary)
There are Jews and Gentiles--
(Wise men are non-Jews)
There are the highest (angels) and the lowest (shepherds)
John 3:16 tells us that “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.” From the beginning “the world” and “whoever” are central to God’s redemptive activity.
Christianity has always been inclusive as all are invited to believe and receive Christ.