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Joy to the World
Read Matthew 1:18-2:10
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. Matthew 2:10
Charles Colson, in Breakpoint, tells a story from the childhood of a biologist named Benna
One day, the boy's teacher set up a telescope to show students a planet and its moons. One
by one, the students looked through the telescope and said, yes, they could see the planet. Finally,
one student said, "I can't see anything."
The teacher angrily told him to adjust the lenses. Still the student saw nothing. Finally, the teacher himself leaned over and looked. When he stood up, he had a strange expression on his face. He glanced at the end of the telescope and saw that the lens cap was still on.
Just as most of th estudents saw darkness through the obstructed lens, many ot Christmas this year will see only the "things" that bring emptiness and unfulfilled joy. On the contrary, while others were viewing an ordinary night sky, the wise men saw something different. They saw "His star!" Never forget there's more to Christmas than toys, clothing, candy and get-togethers.
If you are a child of God, you have seen Him! Why not share the Good News of the Christmas story so that they can have the "lens cap" of sin removed and see the real reason for the season.
Steve Vonbokern, Pastor
Lifeway Baptist Church
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