Daniel Bentley December 22, 2019, John 1:1-5
With all of the Christmas carols, Christmas parties, Christmas cards, TV specials, and Christmas pageants, it seems absurd to think that we could miss
Christmas.Yet it still happens. How? We miss it for the same reasons that people missed it 2,000 years ago. John wrotes, ‘The Word became flesh and dwelt (made His
home) among us.’ That’s the Christmas message. John went on to say, "He came unto His own, but they didn’t receive Him." Bethlehem was a six-mile trek from Jerusalem. Yet in spiteof the signs, the interest of the Magi, not one of the religious leaders bothered to investigate the matter for themselves. Herod literally declared war on Christmas. He saw Jesus as a threat to his kingdom and his throne, so he tried to eliminate Him. Fear drove him to miss who Jesus is. The greatest gift we can re ceive is God's presence in our lives. Don't miss it!