The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

Lk. 19:10

Can you imagine a Christmas without Christ? For me its totally unthinkable. Without Christ Christmas just turns into some kind of humbug. All we have left is parties, and shopping, and preparing, and oh yeah; the bills. No wonder this time of the year is filled with binge drinking, overdosing, suicidal behavior, and horrible depression. For those who have tasted Christ we have found a whole other way to celebrate this Christmas season. Christ has come and we are forgiven. Jesus came to seek and save the lost. That same passion that brought Him to the earth in a manger over 2000 years ago is still smoldering in His heart. Now it smolders in our hearts to. This Christmas leave out the humbug. Look around your little world, Christ is reaching out through you to hurting, broken lives. Here is how John Piper describes this Christmas mission.

“The word advent means “coming.” In this season of the year, we focus on the meaning of the coming of the Son of God into the world. And the spirit of our celebration should be the spirit in which he came. And the spirit of that coming is summed up in Luke 19:10: “The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. “The coming of Jesus was a search-and-save mission. “The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. So Advent is a season for thinking about the mission of God to seek and to save lost people from the wrath to come. God raised him from the dead, “Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come”. It’s a season for cherishing and worshiping this characteristic of God—that he is a searching and saving God, that he is a God on a mission, that he is not aloof or passive or indecisive. He is never in the maintenance mode, coasting or drifting. He is sending, pursuing, searching, saving. That’s the meaning of Advent.”

So let the fire burn on the hearth of your heart. As it goes from smoldering coals to a powerful flame, let this fire for God become a fire of passion for hurting people. Remember your years of humbug before Christ found you? Remember the misery of Christmas past and reach out to the the miserable that are trudging through this Christmas season? No more humbug for us, Christ has come to seek and save the lost.

4 thoughts on “NO MORE HUMBUG”

  1. Most of us don’t find waiting easy, but we can trust that God will honor His promises to be with us as we wait (Matt. 28:20). For when Jesus was born in Bethlehem, He ushered in life in all its fullness (see John 10:10)—life without condemnation. We enjoy His presence with us today while we eagerly wait for His return.

    We wait, Father God, and we hope. We wait, dear Jesus, as we long for peace to break out. We wait, comforting Spirit, for all the world to experience Your love.
    We wait for God’s promises, believing they will come true. My faith is NOT in vain – transforming me into the very person of Your Son , my Lord and Savior JESUS CHTIST .
    Micha 5:2-4
    “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
    though you are small among the clans of Judah,
    out of you will come for me
    one who will be ruler over Israel,
    whose origins are from of old,
    from ancient times.”
    3 Therefore Israel will be abandoned
    until the time when she who is in labor bears a son,
    and the rest of his brothers return
    to join the Israelites.
    4 He will stand and shepherd his flock
    in the strength of the Lord,
    in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
    And they will live securely, for then his greatness
    will reach to the ends of the earth.

    We STAND FIRM , because The Lords coming is very near. ❤️❤️

  2. He is STILL seeking and saving and I will never be able to express my gratitude for that. But He doesn’t stop there, He just keeps on going by giving life beyond what anyone can imagine! \o/

  3. I am so grateful for these words of wisdom. If the gentiles would have been taught about Rosh Hashannah before advent perhaps they would not have numbed themselves to their feelings with chemicals and culture, in lieu of God’s Word. Thanks for sharing the Word of God.

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