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We are convinced that there is no greater subject than the Life of the Lord Jesus Christ. Years ago the Oxford luminary and author Dorothy Sayers graphically described the coming of the Lord Jesus to our world as “the most exciting drama that ever staggered the imagination of man.” And it is! The great Creator of the vast universe, the eternal Being without beginning or end, became a man in time and space.
The story behind the carol...
His coming to Earth was not to commence a new religion or to supply us with rules to live by. He came, He said, “to seek and to save that which was lost”; “to give His life a ransom for many”; “that the world through Him might be saved.” His mother Mary grasped something of the importance of this for she confessed, “My spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.” While there are forces that would like to change this, it is still the case that His coming divides time into BC (before Christ) and AD (year of our Lord). But His death - the very purpose for which He came - divides eternity (Heaven and Hell). Those who trust Him as Saviour “have everlasting life and shall not come into judgment.” To reject Him will mean to perish forever.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life”
As tonight’s carol states, He is “the Lord of all creation”; He is “the Great I AM.” He will save you if you turn to Him today. Although we had no room for Him when He came, He has room in Heaven for you. His promise is, “Him that comes to Me I will in no wise cast out.”