Saturday, December 28, 2013

From the Manger to the Cross

Hello readers! I hope you all had a very merry CHRISTmas! I wanted to pass along (and I hope you enjoy) this great article from Jay Younts at Shepherd Press. While reading it I was once again encouraged and reminded that the CHRISTmas story doesn't end at the manger but rather continues all the way to the cross. 
God Bless!
Jason Jasper

God’s ways are not our ways. Perhaps nothing demonstrates this more clearly than the incarnation of God’s Son, Jesus. His birth was that of a commoner and his death was that of a criminal. He was born in the company of animals in a stable. He died in the company of thieves on a cross stained with his blood. The political leaders of his country tried to murder him as a baby. And it was the religious leaders 33 years later who finally succeeded where Herod had failed. His family fled to Egypt when he was a toddler. His friends fled from him at his trial.
Despite a humble birth and a disgraceful death, Jesus did what he set out to do. He began life with a pure heart. In death he offered up a pure life for the wretched likes of me and you. The angels burst into praise at his birth. The earth shook at the inequity of his death.
[Read the rest of the article at Shepherd Press.]

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