Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Meditation 2010

My family and I watched Planet Earth on Christmas Eve. The beauty and majesty displayed on film was awe inspiring. And I don’t mind taking delight in the works of God displayed in his world. Calvin said, “Meanwhile let us not be ashamed to take pious delight in the works of God open and manifest in this most beautiful theater." Better yet, Isaiah recorded that the angels said the whole earth is full of God’s glory (Isaiah 6:3). And the Apostle John wrote that, “All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being”(John 1:3). Who is the “him”? John said the eternal Word is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:17). How humbling is it that the one through whom all things exist would become flesh (John 1:10,14). The One who created all things that we are watching on Planet Earth, would come into this world to save sinners (1 Tim. 1:15)—simply amazing and profound beyond measure.

Bats fly with sonar in complete darkness catching bugs with stealth like accuracy; and the eternal Son of God, the designer of such creatures, came into the world to save sinners. One far outweighs the other and I get to delight in both. But to compare the two is like comparing the sun to a candle.