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Sunday, December 2, 2012

What's So Great About Christmas?, #1

by Brad Duncan

What's so great about Christmas?  

#1.  By far my favorite part of Christmas, and the thing I love the most about being a Christian, is that we are celebrating the Incarnation.  The Incarnation is the arrival of God on Earth as a person, to bring about all of the amazing plans that were brewing in the imagination of the mighty Creator, since the time creation began.  A kingdom made, not of tyranny or power, but of Peace and Kindness.  Not of fear and faithful service, but of Freedom and Passion.  A kingdom where those that wish to do so can worship God in true knowledge of the One we are made in the beautiful image of - in Spirit and in Truth.  The One who showed us the true nature of God in the form of a person.  We call him Jesus, the Prince of Peace, Mighty God, Wonderful, Counselor.  The Incarnation.  The collision of God and mankind.  The plan of God from the time when time began.  The Hope, Joy, Peace, Love, Freedom and Good News for the entire world.