Boiling it down, Christmas is about the coming of God in Christ to make the world better. Yes, it was fuelled by the Father’s love, and yes, it involved him forfeiting his glory in heaven to trudge earth’s streets with us, his death and resurrection…forgiveness, atonement, the defeat of Satan and death itself! And this should move us deeply and release passionate, bowed-down worship of our King - dancing in the streets and heart-felt affection for him.
However, everything Jesus taught and modelled pointed to the fact that he wanted his followers to help make the world better too. Now of course we can’t defeat death, but to honour Christ and celebrate his coming this Christmas, we can simply ask: How can I make the world better?Read More