To everyone celebrating Christmas, Jesus’ birthday … Merry Christmas. Enjoy the day and feel the love He stood for.
Some wander why God would have one of his own take on the human form, send them to this Blue Planet to walk amongst us, the sleepwalkers, to teach about His good self. Why wouldn’t He just use his unspeakably mighty powers to cleanse the muddled minds of the sleepwalkers and thereby return us to where we’re supposed to be, namely with Him.
Because it doesn’t work that way. Free will and all that. We can be guided, educated and gently pointed in the right direction, but we cannot, ever, under any circumstances, be compelled to do anything. Even if doing so is for our own good. So God did the next best thing. He sent Jesus to deal with us. So to speak.
The below excerpt, from an internet site I stumbled upon called “Keep Believing Ministries,” outlines the reason behind Jesus’ coming to walk and teach amongst humanity pretty well, I think:
Let’s suppose that I owned an ant farm, and for reasons known only to myself, I loved those ants more than anything in the world. How could I communicate my love to them? I could shout, “I love you,” but because I speak English and they speak ant, they wouldn’t understand. I could write them a letter, but they couldn’t read it. I could shrink down to ant size, but they wouldn’t recognize me. But if I had supernatural powers, there is one thing I could do. I could take on the form of an ant, be born as an ant, live as an ant, and communicate as they do. Then I could find a way to say, “I love you.”
For the non-Christians … Merry Christmas. Enjoy the day and feel the love.
Almost an identical message to the one I offered the Christians you notice. Indeed. Love doesn’t differentiate.