Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:9-10, 14-15, 17, 21 NKJV
Have you ever said, “I’m not Jesus”?
Bless those who persecute you? Bless and do not curse? Don’t take vengeance? Overcome evil with good?
Jesus blessed those who reviled Him, and even prayed that God would forgive those who murdered Him. But can God really expect me to be like that? After all, its true: I’m not Jesus. Neither are you.
Much is made over the exact date of Jesus’ birth. But the most important thing isn’t when He was born, but that He was born.
And because of His birth, today can be your Nativity.
No, you’re not Jesus.
But is Christ in you?
Are you crucified with Christ? Can you say that Jesus Christ now lives His life in and through you, and that you no longer live?
Although you’re not Jesus, Jesus Christ can be born in you today.
Today can be your Nativity.