Most secularists or atheists would consider Christmas to be a waste of time (that is, unless they own a business that profits or benefits them during the Christmas time of gift giving!). To others, the Christmas season can be an additional time of stress and worry. So once again, "Why Christmas??"
Christmas to me is about celebrating the birth of my King and Lord. It's a time of year that we can reflect on who He is and why we are to be thankful as Christians. The answer can be found in the words of Jesus, "But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." In a recent message, I quoted an article that came from the late Dr. S.M. Lockridge in a sermon titled, "He's My King." I hope it inspires you as well to reflect on "Why Christmas."
"He's enduringly strong, He's entirely sincere, He's eternally steadfast. He's immortally graceful. He's imperially powerful. He's impartially merciful. He's God's Son. He's a sinner's savior. He's the centerpiece of civilization. He stands alone in Himself. He's unparalleled. He's unprecedented. He's supreme. He's preeminent. He's the loftiest idea in literature. He's the highest idea in philosophy. He's the fundamental truth in theology. He's the miracle of the age. He's the only one able to supply all of our needs simultaneously. He supplies strength for the weak. He's available for the tempted and the tried. He sympathizes and He saves. He guards and He guides. He heals the sick, He cleans the lepers. He forgives sinners, He discharges debtors, He delivers captives, He defends the feeble, He blesses the young, He serves the unfortunate, He regards the aged, He rewards the diligent, He beautifies the meek. Do you know Him?
Well, my king is the king of knowledge, He's the well-spring of wisdom, He's the doorway of deliverance, He's the pathway of peace, He's the roadway of righteousness, He's the highway of holiness, He's the gateway of glory, He's the master of the mighty, He's the captain of the conquerors, He's the head of the heroes, He's the leader of the legislators, He's the overseer of the overcomes, He's the governor of governors, He's the prince of princes, He's the king of Kings and the Lord of lords.
His life is matchless. His goodness is limitless. His mercy is everlasting. His love never changes. His word is enough. His grace is sufficient. His reign is righteous. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Well, I wish I could describe Him to you. But He's indescribable. Yes. He's incomprehensible. He's invincible, He's irresistible. I'm trying to tell you, the Heavens cannot contain Him, let alone a man explain Him. You can't get Him out of your mind. You can't get Him off of your hands. You can't outlive Him, and you can't live without Him. Well, the Pharisees couldn't stand Him, but they found out they couldn't stop Him. Pilate couldn't find any fault in Him. Herod couldn't kill Him. Death couldn't handle Him and the grave couldn't hold Him. That's my king!
He always has been, and He always will be. I'm talking about He [who] had no predecessor and He [who] has no successor. There was nobody before Him and there will be nobody after Him. You can't impeach Him, and He's not going to resign. We try to get prestige and honor and glory to ourselves, but the glory is all His. Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, and ever, and ever, and ever. How long is that? And ever, and ever, and ever, and ever, and when you get through with all of the forevers, then 'Amen.'
Oh, I wish I could describe Him to you."
Wise Men Still Seek Him!
Merry Christmas and God Bless as you worship the King this season!
Article quoted: "He's My King," Dr. S.M. Lockridge, Pastor Calvary Baptist Church, (1953-1993)
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