December 2021

Bits ‘n Pieces

Christmas 2021, Is the Christmas Message a Victim of ‘Cancel Culture’?

When Christmas Season comes around we should be reminded of the glorious scene in the
dead of night before a group of shepherds watching their flock. Wonder if we knew this time
was our last Christmas as we know it. Would we treat it any differently? Would it mean any
more to us this time? Hear again Luke 2:13-14 which states: “And suddenly there appeared
with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the
highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.’” (NASB)
These words from the Bible are short but full of eternal importance for us “men”. So eternal
and so important to us that it bears the particular necessity of understanding our relationship to the Lord God Himself. But, is this glorious event now another victim of “Cancel Culture” instead of “Good News”? All men on the earth are told through this proclamation: “Glory
to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.” Making it
possible to have peace with God through His gift of Jesus Christ to His people is the message
of Christmas! With so much ill will towards our fellow men around us today, so many countries in turmoil. Constant reports of growing unrest and disasters. Remembering this glorious
truth declared in praise to our Lord God is the essential foundation for our Christmas joy! A
joy that is everlasting and present for us now especially during this Christmas Season. “Peace
among men with whom He is pleased.” Peace among men because God made it possible for
rebellious, depraved man to appease Him by confessing our offenses against Him, turning
from them and receiving the offer of the Lord Jesus in suffering and dying in our behalf. Glorious! Joyous! The Lord Christ was given to suffer and die for our sins instead of us having to
pay for them. Make peace with God through Christ Jesus and receive peace from Him and life
eternal with Him!
I encourage you especially this time of year, especially this year, to focus your attention on the
above event that can ensure your joyful relationship with the Heavenly Father. This could
very well be the last time we will have the freedom and resources to enjoy Christmas as we
know it. Christmas is the season to make peace with Him and renew our fellowship with Him.
Receive the work of Christ and call on His name for the forgiveness of your sins and He will be
pleased and you will be at peace with Him!
This gift is the “Good News.” Make sure all those we are around are given the opportunity to
receive it and turn from the propaganda of “Cancel Culture” that strives to keep all away
from the “Good News” and the joy of Jesus Christ!
Like never before may we pursue good will, not ill will, towards our fellow man because of the
peace God made possible. Christ Jesus is the best Christmas present ever! There is no other
peace or hope available to man except through this great act of Almighty God. Don’t be intimidated by the “Cancel Culture” that tries to shame you into squelching your joy in Christ!
Shout it from the roof tops! Merry Christmas and peace on earth among men with whom He is
pleased, indeed! “Stay under the Shadow of the Almighty” dear Ones!
Pastor Robert

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