Have you heard it all before?

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 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Romans 15:4, 13

Do you wonder why we tell the same story about Jesus born on Christmas day, year after year?

Because without the yearly reminder we would forget all that God has done for us.

If you think that hearing the same story about Jesus is repetitive, think about all of the repetitive stories, pictures, ads and commercials you get fed each and every day. All of that repetition is meant to change the way you think, get you to buy stuff and to buy into a certain way of living that usually isn’t all that great.

But there is another message, an abiding message that hasn’t changed for 2,000 years, but this message doesn’t want you to buy anything, it wants you to think and to change who you are, down to the very core of your heart and spirit. This is the message of God’s love for you born on Christmas that changes everything.

Because there are so many other competing voices out there yelling at you, pulling you away from Jesus, this one message that changes who you are, we tell each and every year so you can remember how much you are loved by God and in remembering love God back.

Great Lakes!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Joanne says:

    Listening to the story of Christ’s birth never gets boring or “old” but TV commercials are boring after the third time. It is the kind of story that we loved to hear over and over as a child and still do.

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    1. Me too Jo! Miss you guys this Christmas! Give Mal my love:)

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