What Do We Need?

     “It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas every where you go” so goes a familiar Christmas song.  Decorations are going up, lights turned on, greeting cards sent and received, gifts wrapped, lists made.  We often know what we want but do we really know what we need?
                              God Knew Our Greatest Need
“If I greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator.
If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist.
If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist.
If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer.
But, our greatest need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Savior.”

     The disciple, Philip, once asked Jesus, “Show us the Father and we will be satisfied.”   (John 14:8)   He is expressing the longing of every heart. There is an inner need within all of us to see God. Much of the frustration and failure in man is due to the fact that man has not found God.  God never intended to leave us in the dark about Himself.  God wanted us to know Him.  That’s what Christmas is all about.  It is all about God.  

     Christmas is the greatest story every told.  It is the story of God coming to earth in the form of the baby Jesus. Many do not understand the real meaning of Christmas, but it is still exciting to me to realize that a baby born in a feed trough two thousand years ago still impacts our world today.   Surely, every thinking person has to give some response to this Jesus, whose birthday we celebrate. In spite of all the glitter, tinsel, lights, gifts, there is a question which has to be dealt with and that is, “What do you think of Jesus. Whose Son is He?”

     May our response be: “He is the Messiah, the Son of God, my Lord and my Savior.”

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