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Safe Place with Ruth Graham

Safe Place with Ruth Graham

Easter or Christmas?

How many of you have heard it said, “Easter is them most important date on the Church calendar”? I know I have. But it bothers me. How can we make a value judgment?

You can’t have Easter without Christmas. And Christmas would be meaningless without Easter. Oh, we could argue that Jesus was a good man who died a martyr’s death to show us an example of servanthood.  An unselfish example – nah, doesn’t work for me. To die as He did has to mean more than that.

On Christmas we celebrate God stepping into human history as a human, just like you and me,  to carry our sins to death on a cross. We were condemned in our sin. We could not  redeem  ourselves – Jesus did it for us. Satan threw all he had at Jesus. He came to take on all the forces of evil. He did and won – for all time.

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What looked hopeless became our only Hope. That which looked like defeat actually was a powerful victory.  That which looked so hideous and gruesome turned into a thing of beauty. Only God could do all that.

Easter is glorious! Christmas is wonder-filled. We don’t have to choose…but I sort of lean towards Christmas!

What do you think?

 

 

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