On this Christmas Day let’s look at the most magnificent way God communicated with us. Of course He communicated the written Word of God, the Bible. It is the sole authority for what we believe and do. But even better than that, He communicated His love through the Person of the Word of God, His Son Jesus. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8 NKJV)
We could find no more effective words than the Bible, no more effective life than Jesus Christ. Certainly this is communication at its finest.
As communicators we long to make our words count and our actions convey a message consistent with our words. As 2012 draws to a close and the promise of a new year hovers close, notice how important it was to God, not only to maintain his character, but to communicate it to people. Why else would he inspire John to call Jesus “the Word of God.” God values good communication of his message. We, as Christian writers, take up his mission of communicating his character to the world around us.
Today let’s thank God for His wonderful gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. And let us determine in 2013 to communicate God’s message in an effective manner.
Merry Christmas, everyone, wherever you are!