This post was originally posted on another blog that I wrote back in 2008 that I no longer maintain. It was posted Christmas morning of 2008 and while it talks about the birth of Christ, the message in the post applies year round. I stumbled across this once again and thought I would share.
Experience God this Christmas
I’ve been reading through Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby the last few weeks and one of the things that you learn is the seven realities of experiencing God. Number 3 on that list is, "God invites you to become involved with Him in His work." Looking back over the Christmas story, we find that God was at work in a small manager in Bethlehem 2000 years ago to give us the greatest Christmas gift of all. We see that the wise men were invited by God to become involved in that work. The shepherds were invited to become involved in His work. In fact, Mary and Joseph were invited to become involved in His work. This Christmas season, as I search for places in my own life that God is working, I realize that God has invited us all to become involved in His work started 2000 years ago under that star. The work he started 2000 years ago continues on to this day and we all can take part in this work. This Christmas season we have the opportunity to take part in perhaps God’s greatest work since creation, the salvation that he provides us through Jesus Christ. The angels spread the news 2000 years ago that a savior was born.
Today I can share that news with anyone who reads this and can continue working with God in the great work he invited everyone of us to join in on. God bless you all this fine Christmas day!