Several Christmases ago, we gave our family the game “MadGab”. It is an interesting game that contain cards with a set of unrelated words. When you read them aloud, they sound like familiar phrases, names, places etc. For example, “Sell Your Laugh Hone” translates to “Cellular Phone.” Fun game. At times, its rather frustrating because you hear the words but the message doesn’t come through. Then, when you DO understand it, the jumbled words make sense.
This is exactly like the message of Christmas. To those who don’t believe, the phrase “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord” is a trivial statement. To those who know the meaning, it is the wonderful message that Jesus is the Messiah. He came to set us free from the guilt of our sin. He gave us life forever! The MadGab phrase is not a mystery anymore.
Now it all makes sense. When I die, I know I’m going to heaven because Jesus was born, died and rose again. That’s it. As it says in Romans 16:25-27:
“Now all glory to God, who is able to make you strong, just as my Good News says. This message about Jesus Christ has revealed his plan for you Gentiles, a plan kept secret from the beginning of time. But now as the prophets foretold and as the eternal God has commanded, this message is made known to all Gentiles everywhere, so that they too might believe and obey him. All glory to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, forever. Amen.”
May the Christmas message of Christ be revealed to you in a new way!
“May Reek Wrist Must” (Merry Christmas)