Based On: Hebrews 9:1-9
Have you had a chance to look into the manger? I don’t mean the manger in our chancel. I’m talking about the manger in Bethlehem 2000 years ago. In a figurative way have you looked into that manger this Christmas season and considered who it is you see there?
There in that feeding trough you see a baby – a small, fragile, weak infant who needs someone else to take care of him. Just like any other baby he doesn’t look like a threat to anyone. In fact, have you ever come across a baby who you thought might hurt you? No, I didn’t think so. Perhaps that is why this world is much more willing to celebrate Christmas than Easter. Jesus as a little baby is not very threatening to anyone, but a Jesus who dies and comes back to life is someone with power – someone you better pay attention to.Read More