“Christmas is for those who hate it most”

I’ve grown to love the Gospel Coalition Blog.  If you love good theology, you should absolutely have it bookmarked and check in with it (or hop on their fan page on FB, so that way their new posts show up in your FB homepage).

Matt Redmond wrote an excellent post worth reading: Christmas Is for Those Who Hate It Most.  Here’s an exceprt:

“Not too long ago, I heard from someone about how difficult Christmas would be because of some heartbreak in their family. There was utter hopelessness and devastation. Christmas would be impossible to enjoy because of the freshness of this pain. It’s been a story very hard to forget.

“… Christmas—the great story of the incarnation of the Rescuer—is for everyone, especially those who need a rescue. Jesus was born as a baby to know the pain and sympathize with our weaknesses. Jesus was made to be like us so that in his resurrection we can be made like him; free from the fear of death and the pain of loss. Jesus’ first recorded worshipers were not of the beautiful class. They were poor, ugly shepherds, beat down by life and labor. They had been looked down on over many a nose.”

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