So we don’t serve some sequestered savior. We don’t serve some detached deity. We serve a God who is with us and Jesus is with us, so we can be with him. The manger is interesting. The manger is mysterious, it’s magnetic. It pulls us in every year. And for 2,000 years people have been drawn to the manger. We’ve been drawn to the stairs and we look at the Christ child and we rethink our lives.
And some of us wonder, “Well, was Jesus who he said he was?” But whatever you believe about Jesus, you know, let’s just put the cards on the table. Whatever you feel about him, he has split history—his birth did. And he split it in two parts—B.C and A.D.—in two camps. And if the truth were known all of this in this crowd, we are split into two camps. Some of us are in the “God with us” camp. Christ is in our lives. The gospel has attached itself to our souls.
Others of here are in another camp. We’re in the “God at a distance” camp. We keep Christ at bay. We keep his involvement and activity and love away from us. We have a vested interest in keeping the kid in the crib, because if he crawled out of the crib and performed perfectly and died sacrificially and rose bodily, I mean, whoa! Those implications are pretty huge. Now some of you are thinking, “Okay Ed, I remember when I was in the ‘God at a distance’ camp and I remember what it was trying to do life away from the presence of God. I remember that.”© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Fellowship