Greetings Delanco campers! As I sit and listen to the Delanco podcast I remembered that I had promised to blog every once and a while on here. My bad!
I have been obviously thinking a lot about Christmas lately and I always try to focus on a new aspect of Christmas each year. This year I have been dwelling on the fact that the Messiah had been promised for so long and how exciting it must have been when people began to realize that this little baby, born in a manger, very well could be that promised one.
In Michah 5:2 it says, “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”
So this is what I have been thinking of lately, albeit not very deep, but the Messiah had been promised for thousands of years. Generation after generation had talked about this promised one. I’m sure when times were tough, when oppression set in, when the government seemed so overpowering, they would sit and discuss how great it would be when the Messiah would come to save them. It finally happened in a small town called Bethlehem and God choose Shepherds to be the first to know that this promised Messiah had indeed shown up. Their response? Drop everything they were doing and find this babe and worship Him. They then spread the news to those around them concerning this babe. How excited they must have been when they realized this long awaited promised finally came to be.
Are you excited that the Messiah has indeed arrived? Are you thanking God this Christmas season for sending us His son? He is here! Our Savior has been born! Will you go now, drop everything, and worship Him?
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What’s sad is that “thousands of years” of waiting isn’t over for many.
And I’m not just talking about those who are orthodox in their Jewish faith.
People who don’t believe Jesus was the Messiah he said he was are waiting and searching, whether they realize it or not, for their own — to quote the ’80s pop song — “personal Jesus.”
It’s no wonder the holiday season is such a surface thing for so many people.