Well this post is one day late, but I am excited about the post because I got to see the new Star Wars movie on Friday!!! It was awesome! Whether you are into Sci-Fi or not, the Star Wars movies are just a classic story of the struggle between good and evil. It is a story of family and friends and redemption. I remember, it seems forever ago, seeing my very first Star Wars movie in 1977. It was unlike anything anyone had ever seen before! And now here we are in 2015 seeing the 7th installment of the movies. Wow! What an adventure!
The story of the birth of Jesus was also a struggle between good and evil. Satan has always tried to destroy God's design and God's plan and this time is no different!
13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. Matthew 2:13
The Holy Bible: King James Version.
Even today, Satan wants us to forget the reason Christians celebrate Christmas. I know all about the pagan tie-ins to Christmas, but that is not what I choose to celebrate. Don't let Satan rob you of the joy of the real reason for the season! There was a tree looming over the birth of the Messiah, but it was not decorated with lights or glitter. The tree was still growing somewhere, but the tree would eventually be shaped into a cross and decorated with blood. For on that tree hung the redemption and the hope of all mankind.
From the birth to the grave, our Savior lived and died and rose again to give us a HOPE! I pray that you KNOW HIM today!