This is an interesting point to ponder, don’t you think… Welcome dear friend I have a lovely cuppa & delicious treat prepared for our special time of reflection together…
Today we have a pot of a spicy tea blended with cloves, cinnamon & spices accompanied with gf apricot shortbread… The tea is delightfully aromatic & the shortbread brings the memories of childhood to mind… The combined taste of the two is worthy of a…mmmm!
We are seated at my dining table which has double glass doors overlooking our front garden, a cheeky Australian Wattle bird is fluttering around my blueberry bush picking its own berrilicious treats to feed its chick teetering on a branch nearby demanding to be fed!
Seasons of Celebration
In the season of Christmas we hear & see the following quote in the media, in stanzas of carols, in cards, on wrapping paper but is this just for the season of Christmas?
“Peace on earth & good will amongst men…” the Angels sang.
Ah pardon? Looking at the headlines & listening to the News broadcasts we know this planet Earth does not have peace! Peace…what peace?
So did the Angels get it wrong? Did Jesus’ birth just culminate in allocating an annual celebration of remembrance, gift giving, feasting, singing songs that give us warm fuzzy feelings in the moment…
But don’t seem to have any real relevance in today’s world or since His birth? I mean hasn’t there been world wars & multi national factions through time to this very present day!
Let us explore & reflect upon this…as we sip our cuppas together…
I think we need to start with Jesus as it’s His birth that is annually celebrated as He is the Christ, meaning Anointed One in the word Christmas & why He was sent which is the mas, meaning sending ~ sending the Anointed One = Christmas.
So why was this Jesus the Anointed One sent?
The Creator of the universe, known as God the Father sent His Son, Jesus Christ, because only Jesus could repair & mediate the broken relationship that had occurred between mankind & God…(you can read about this in Genesis 3 Refer 2).
Jesus Christ accomplished this repair while on Earth through His miraculous birth, inspiring life, sacrificial death for all mankind, rising from death & in ascending (returned) to the Father..(Gospel of Luke Refer 2). And continues to mediate for us today.
So…the peace on earth & good will amongst men that the Angels were singing about at His birth…is the gift of Jesus the anointed One from God.
He is the peace & good will of God, sent to us to restore the relationship!
His peace & good will is still available to us through His Holy Spirit…today… (Acts 1 & 2 Refer 2).
I do realize that it takes a step of faith…to accept God’s precious gift of peace & goodwill into our own lives ~ by believing in & accepting His Son, Jesus Christ ~ the Anointed One…which brings us into a personal relationship with God the Father…
Therefore you may enjoy reading my personal journey to faith, shared in Digging for treasure…or you may find my experience shared in Chapter Three inspiring to begin your own spiritual journey…you won’t be disappointed, I never have!
So dear friend…May you know the peace of God & may His good will become your reality through His Spirit in every & all seasons…
Until next time…
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