2 Corinthians 5: 17-19
“17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”
Who is it that waits to be born in Bethlehem?
He is the new;
a new creation, a man who is God, who creates in us a new work;
a new opportunity for humankind to reject sin and death and choose God;
a new covenant based not on faithful actions but on the faith in our hearts;
a new love in which we love not only those that are easy to love but also those who are hard to love, even those who call us their enemy;
a new forgiveness in which we forgive without limits;
a new kind of leader who serves, who seeks out the least and the last and the lost, who came to heal rather than to conquer.
With His birth, the old will be gone.
The new of God waits to be born in Bethlehem.
May the love of Christ be with you,
Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)