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The History-Defining Question

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The History-Defining Question 

Larry King, the CNN talk show host, was once asked who he would most want to interview if he could choose anyone from all of history. 

He said, “Jesus Christ.” 

The questioner said, “And what would you like to ask Him?” 

King replied, “I would like to ask Him if He was indeed virgin-born. The answer to that question would define history for me.”

from Just Thinking, RZIM, Winter 1998 

I’ve been thinking a lot this year about what a great gift it is to be caught-up in a Story bigger than myself. To know the King of Kings — to understand His purposes in history — to be a part of His great work of redemption: this is what gives meaning to our lives. 

So many people don’t know the Grand Story of Redemption. They are lost, but they are searching. To them, Jesus says: “... I came into this world, that those who do not see may see” (John 9:39). 

There may be people in your life right now who are spiritually blind, and they know it. God has begun working in their hearts and they are seeking. 

We have the answer that defines history. Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary, is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. This Christmas God is giving us another opportunity to see, to savor, and to share the Good News of Christ. Let’s seize these opportunities to share the gospel. Pick up a Christmas packet in the foyer to give to a friend or neighbor. Invite someone to come with you to the Saviour concert. Pray that those who walk in darkness would see a great light as we celebrate the gift of Immanuel. 

God is for us and He is with us! This is the answer that defines history. 

Pastor David Sunday

 

Man’s maker was made man,

that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His mother’s breast;

that the Bread might hunger,

the Fountain thirst,

the Light sleep,

the Way be tired on its journey;

that the Truth might be accused of false witness,

the Teacher be beaten with whips,

the Foundation be suspended on wood;

that Strength might grow weak;

that the Healer might be wounded;

that Life might die.

- Augustine of Hippo (Sermons 191.1)