Big gets noticed; small is easily overlooked and that's too bad.
It's often the small, seemingly insignificant details of a relationship, performance or routine that make the biggest impact on your life. Miss the details and life become a blur, a bland purée of uniform boredom, but if you take the time to actually see the intricate details and slight variations of color, form and texture around you, you'll find little signs of God's creative and intelligent design.
The evidence is overwhelming. The collision of intricate details with the vast expanse and grandeur of the Universe demands reconciliation - and the facts are in. The conclusion is obvious. All of creation reflects the glory of the Creator...but what's most surprising is this; God - the Maker of heaven and earth - took on flesh to dwell with us, Immanuel.
What a surprise! Our Savior came to us, clothed in flesh and born of Mary - the infant King, the baby Jesus. God surprised the world with the birth of the Savior - so tiny and so easily missed.
Most were caught off-guard because people assumed God's Kingdom would be ushered in as other kingdoms had swept across the landscape of history. Folks anticipated a great ruler would come to crush and conquer the kings and kingdoms of earth, but Jesus arrived on the world's stage with little fanfare.
2,000 years after the inauspicious incarnation of the 2nd Person of the Trinity, the movement Jesus started has become an audacious world-wide extravaganza of peace, joy and love.
You're invited to celebrate the birth of the Savior this Christmas Eve, at any of the nine worship services GCC is offering to the people of Michiana. God is with us. Rejoice!
Matthew 1:23 - “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).