In the Christmas season we gain the sense that Christ is always with us. To celebrate His birth reminds us that He is born anew in us again and again. His eternity also assures us that this earth is not all that there is. Our true hope lies eternal in the heavenly realms.
Yet we cannot live in the Christmasy, eternal realm. In this season we may be blessed to be in that realm for moments here and there, but we now inhabit this earth. We live day by day here preparing for our eternal life with God. As we live toward that we are also called to bring the good news to those bound to this earthly realm. We are called to share the Christ who redeems and who heals all that is broken in our world and in our fellow men.
We are blessed by that sense of “God with us” at Christmas so that we can go forth to share that with our world. We are called to go forth and share that little slice of heaven that draws people toward God and a relationship with Jesus Christ. May we help people to meet our hope and redeemer each and every day.
Scripture reference: Isaiah 52: 7-10