Craig Smith - The War of Christmas
Jesus saw his entrance into the world as anything but peaceful. His coming was a declaration of war against darkness. We may sometimes forget that since a lot of Christmas songs paint a picture of the peace of the season. So which is it? Jesus couldn’t provide peace until war was waged against what made peace impossible.
Jesus’ arrival in the manger came wrapped in a proclamation of peace. But during the hectic holiday season, experiencing that peace can seem just beyond our grasp — like the crooked star on top of the Christmas tree that we can’t quite reach to straighten out. This Christmas season we invite you to discover all the joy and hope that God makes possible as he extends to us his promise of peace.