In the weeks preceding Christmas the focus of the lessons is on the coming of Jesus. This is not only the incarnation of the Christ child in the world, but also the anticipated return to rule in peace. We were first reconciled to God through the sacrifice on the cross. When we accept Jesus in our hearts as Savior, we have the ability to have peace in our hearts. After that we look to become one in his ministry to live in love and peace with one another. The apostle Paul explained that the mystery of Christ was at last made known. It was Christ within us, the hope of glory. Though our tendency at Christmas is to look outward at God coming to be among us, the true meaning of Christmas lies in realizing it is Christ within us that enables us to do his will in the world.
This article was written by Jim