Merry Christmas

It is Christmas Morning and I am sitting here in my dining room reflecting on what Christmas means.  First, of all it is the celebration of the most influential person who ever lived.  Jesus Christ has changed the course of human history and influenced more people than any other person who has ever lived.  Christmas is about God stepping in time and space, matter and motion.  Taking on the form of man and becoming like us.  Jesus was God with a face.  The perfect union of the human and the divine.  He was 100% God and man.  The Bible says that in the fullness of time, Jesus came.  Today we have the privilege of being able to so see the full effect of Jesus’ coming.   His life effected people in so many ways.  He healed the sick, cleansed the leper, raised the dead, gave hope, brought good news and finally salvation to all mankind.  The peom, "One solitary life," is a wonderful biography of the impact of Jesus Christ.  For a man who never wrote a book, more books have been written about Him than any man in history.  For a man who never traveled more than 200 miles from His home, His message has reached around the world.  He was man who never spoke to more than 20,000 people in a single sitting, yet His message has impacted billions.  Yes one man can make a difference.  Today as we celebrate the birth of the savior.  Let His influence and life be an example for you to follow.  Let His message of peace and earth and good will to men challenge you to do the same.  With Him you can have a wonderful and abundant life.