Merry Christmas to all my dear Lawndale family! As you well know, this is an especially busy time of the year. The hustle and bustle of running here and there can get in the way of reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas. It’s especially important, therefore, to remember to take time to “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
For believers, this is a special time to reflect on the significance of Christ entering our sinful world. What does Christmas really mean? Perhaps its greatest meaning is found in the reason that God chose to enter time and space that first Christmas day. For if mankind’s greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us an illustrious techno-genius. If our greatest need had been material possessions, God would have sent us stockpiles of gold. If our greatest need was pleasure, God would have sent us a ‘Do whatever makes you feel good’ philosopher. But none of these would have taken care of our greatest need because our greatest need was forgiveness. So God sent us a Savior. And through Him, we have forgiveness of our sins and the gift of eternal life, a gift that was purchased by His blood and eternally measured by His love, the costliest gift ever purchased, the freest gift ever given.