In the vast ocean of forever, there was one tidal wave of time. God stepped out of eternity into time in order that we may step out of time into eternity. It began with the incarnation, the sternest possible rebuke to humanity’s pride. Jesus humbled himself and became a man. It ended with the crucifixion, the sternest possible rebuke to humanity’s selfishness. Jesus gave up His life in order that we may live forever. How can we not thank Him? Christmas becomes merry when we accept His gift of eternal life, and we become happy when we decide to be like Him in this coming year. So Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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