December 25

 

Matthew 2:12 When it was time to leave, [the wise men] returned to their own country by another route, for God had warned them in a dream not to return to Herod.

 

Merry Christmas! It is finally Christmas Day. We have studied the Christmas story for 25 days now! How has it changed you?

 

After the wise men had seen Jesus, they went home a different way. They did not return the same way they came.

 

Neither can you. 

 

After you have seen Jesus, you can never return the same way you came. You will be changed. You will be different. Once you have experienced Jesus, you go home differently then when you came.

 

Lots of people come to church and leave the same way they came - because they didn’t see Jesus. Many people read the Bible and are left unchanged because they did not see Jesus. Often Christmas comes and goes and we are no different because we failed to see Jesus.

 

Don’t miss out on Christ this Christmas.

 

Write down one way you will be different because of this 25-day study. You do not want to leave the same way you came!



-An excerpt from See Christ This Christmas by Pastor Eric Dykstra of The Crossing Church