At our house, jigsaw puzzles are a traditional Christmas activity. For some people, crosswords or sudoku puzzles are brain challenging pastimes that occupy a favorite time in the day.
God puts together the mystery of His realities in revelations like puzzle parts… the more of which we see, the more clearly evident the whole becomes. We are promised that some day we will know all things in the same complete way that God knows us, his own creation.
How surprising some of these revelations are! The manner in which the Christmas story unfolded is one great mystery that shows how wise God is in orchestrating the many puzzle pieces together into an extraordinarily clear and unmistakable answer that only God was able to reveal in just the right time and place.
The prophecies throughout generations came together in pointing to Christ, a baby in a nondescript manger bed; and now we all wonder at the perfection of how this plan came forth. How else could the good news have touched us so deeply?
This Sunday we light the candle of peace, and of all the messages of the Christmas season this may be the one most longed for. The Prince of Peace has been revealed, and the desire of men has come.
Sing the carol, “Go Tell It On The Mountain”
…and you may enjoy the response for this Sunday:
The Jesse tree ornament is a wheat sheaf.