In Him Was Life
By Pastor Wu
On Christmas eve, 5,000 people showed up at our church to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus. Due to the seating capacity, they had to be divided into five groups and wait for their turns to worship inside the church. Many came hours before the service and had to line up outside.
Why are people still so eager to see Jesus? How can the birth of a baby taking place 2,000 years ago still impact our life today? Does the birth of the little baby Jesus have anything to do with us?
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (John 1:14). Jesus, the Son of God, was made flesh so that he can live among us to personally experience our sadness, grief and broken-heartedness. The Son of God would walk among God’s creatures to manifest to us the kindness, power and glory of God, and to assure us that God is faithful and his promise of salvation will never fail.
As written in Hebrews 4:15-16, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
“In him was life” (John 1:4). If you accept Jesus as your Savior, you will see face to face the kindness, power, glory and faithfulness of our Heavenly Father. You will be authorized as children of God. You will be bestowed upon with eternal and abundant life. You will never have to live in darkness anymore. And you will be blessed to the full.
Let the light of life shine in every corner of your life. Set your mind on things above, and follow Jesus without hesitation, for “no one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62).