December 25, 2005

Today was Sunday.

I woke up this morning and celebrated Christmas just like most of America and Europe, December 25th, 2005, Sunday. I’ve done this for over twenty years and never really thought about it, but today was different. You see, today was Sunday, that’s all, just Sunday. Not Christmas, not the Sabbath, nothing special, just another Sunday. Over ninety nine percent of the country woke up today with nothing special on their minds. It was just another day for them, just a regular weekend day. I woke up with the minority, that .09% that was celebrating the birth of the Savior of the World. How amazing is it that God would become “Emmanuel”, God with us. That term has meant so much to me this past month. I looked out the window this morning and was heartbroken that no one here knew. It’s not the day I wish they knew about, it’s Emmanuel I want them to know. Yet there were over 3 billion people today that lived just another Sunday. God is with us, yet they don’t know. I went to a restaurant today and met a man that had never heard of Jesus Christ. He knew nothing about him. If this stark reality doesn’t grip your soul, then you are not being obedient to the Great Commission and the Great Command. Who is going to tell them??......

3 comments:

jen said...

Wow.

Mr. Imperial said...

That's incredible.

His Beloved said...

makes me want to run right over, knock on your door, bring you outside and shout at the top of my lungs the Good News (although i'd probably get arrested!)....that's how i felt when we were doing street ministry in israel surrounded by people who are still waiting for the Messiah to come for the first time. it makes my heart ache at the thought of it.