When we see the brokenness in our communities and our world, we can come to a hopeless conclusion. Like Humpty Dumpty from the nursery rhyme: he fell from the wall and no one could fix him.
But Jesus was born at Christmas to reclaim and restore. To fix what is broken.
That’s a message that goes largely unspoken in a North American celebration of the season. Christmas, for many people, is all about the food, the music, and the presents under the tree. In fact, a whole industry has sprung up to produce romantic movies that remind us to keep the spirit of Christmas alive and well, in our hearts and in our actions.
What exactly is this spirit of Christmas?
According to the movies, it’s all about getting into the spirit of decorating, tying on our skates, and heating the milk for cocoa. But no mention of the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. No wonder people approach the season with the glum expectations of a Humpty Dumpty: they already know that all the decorations and all the celebrations can’t fix what’s broken!
This Christmas, we can go all out and try to create a festive event worthy of the movies and the expectations. Or we can go back 2000 years to that holy night when the Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.
The king in the nursery rhyme sent all his men and all his horses – his mighty army – and failed. God personally came to us at Christmas – humble and helpless as a baby – and succeeded.
Jesus – the Son of God, the King of kings, the Prince of Peace – was born at Christmas to put it all back together again. And even after the leftovers are eaten, the toys are broken, and the decorations are taken down, Jesus is still here. He is the true Spirit of Christmas, alive and well in the hearts and actions of all who receive Him.
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This Christmas, may you know the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” - John 1:14