Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Baby Jesus = Safe Jesus

My friend Thomas brought  up a good point last Wednesday. We were having our small group Christmas party and we were going to read about the birth of Christ. He decided instead to read the the crucifixion. The reason being we get too caught up in Baby Jesus. We forget why he was born and what he would say and what would happen to him. I see a lot of truth in this. We Christians and even the secular world love Baby Jesus. It's a sweet story, there is a baby, it's all warm and fuzzy. It's also true, that it's before he shook things up.  He hasn't made demands and commands. He hasn't exposed sins, he hasn't died a horrific, bloody, excruciating (which literally means: from the cross) death, because of you, me, and everyone else. We were personally responsible for it. Instead Baby Jesus is a cute kid, who is here to save humanity, but hasn't learned to talk and be such a buzz kill. Baby Jesus to most is Safe Jesus. I suggest this Christmas you take some time to think about why we celebrate His birth, read the birth, but then go read the crucifixion. Keep things in focus this holiday season.

Much Love,

"Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide-open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years... Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart". - George Mathhew Adams


Superhog said...

This reminds me of the Baby Jesus scene from Talladega Nights.

Luke said...

Haha. Yeah don't expect a serious quote if you google Baby Jesus quotes. =P

Patrina said...

Luke, I was saying the very same thing this christmas. You can't seperate the birth, death and resurection. They go together - hand in hand. He didn't come as a babe to remain a babe. He came for purpose to be fullfilled through Him and only Him. I like the way you and Thomas are thinking. :)

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