A Merry Christmas to all our dear friends and allies!
As I reflect upon the mystery of the incarnation, and the great invasion of the Kingdom that began under cover of darkness in a remote village in the Middle East, so many wonders flood my heart. The wild plan of God to come the way he did, where he did, when he did, as he did. The great battle in the heavens. The immense cost. The staggering series of events that began to unfold. It really is breathtaking, more than any other story ever told.
But above all, what I wanted to offer you this Christmas is this one simple thought:
God came for us, and all that he planned and all he intended in Jesus Christ has come true. The rule of Evil has been broken. We are ransomed. Our lives are now filled with the life of God. The Kingdom of God has broken through. Redemption is unfolding all over the earth, and will come to a glorious climax with the return of Jesus. Sin no longer reigns over us. Restoration is ours now. And so many other glories.
That is what I am holding onto this Christmas.