Christmas at Harvest
In Matthew 2 we are introduced to the villain of the Christmas story. Jesus has only been born and just his presence on earth is a threat to the kingdoms of man. But, the tension between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of man only adds to the magnificence and miraculous nature of the manger scene.
Throughout the book of Matthew we find people discovering who Jesus is. Who you believe Jesus is will greatly effect what you expect him to do. John the Baptist in Matthew 11 found himself in this situation. We too will be faced with this question and find that our expectations of Jesus are not too high, but too low.
We all love the Christmas season to varying degrees. Everyone has their favorite Christmas traditions and maybe even their favorite Christmas story in the Bible. One that gets overlooked many times is the genealogical record found in Matthew 1. Here we see that to be all in for Christmas is to be all in for the gospel. How we respond to the Christmas story is a direct reflection of how much weight we place on the gospel in our life. So, let’s go all in.