Change your perspective

Based on: Revelation 12:1-6

Have you ever witnessed a car accident?  Your perspective can make a big difference in how you think about what happened.  Imagine that you were just at an intersection and you saw a car coming from your right.  It swerved out of its lane and hit a car coming from the other direction.  Perhaps you think how foolish it was for the one driver to not pay attention.

But what if you saw the accident from another perspective?  What if you were looking down from above and you saw the little boy get away from his mother and run toward the street?  You would understand why the driver swerved out of his lane.  What if your perspective even included the thoughts of this driver as he recognized that little boy as his own?  Your broader perspective helps you better understand the event.

Now let me ask, “With what perspective do you watch the events of Christmas?”  Is it from the side, is it from above, or do you know what God thinks about Christmas?

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The Lamb is our Shepherd

Based on: Revelation 7:9-17

They were far from home, strangers in a strange land. Their home was the land of Judah, in the land that God had promised to Abraham and their forefathers, but 600 years before the first Easter the king of Babylon attacked Judah, laid siege to Jerusalem, and took many of the Jews with him back to Babylon. He separated them from their homes and from the Promised Land and made them exiles in Babylon.

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