The Intrusion of Jesus

December 20, 2009

“…whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” – Romans 10:13

Despite man’s efforts to eliminate Christ out of Christmas…out of everyday life…out of government…out of schools…out of the marketplace…in spite of it all, He just won’t go away.

Peter Larson writes, “Despite our efforts to keep Him out, God intrudes. The life of Jesus is bracketed by two impossibilities: a virgin’s womb and an empty tomb. Jesus entered our world through a door marked ‘No Entrance’ and left through a door marked ‘No Exit.'”

That first Christmas, there was no room for Him in the inn. The world never wants to make room for Christ at Christmas and in everyday life. Man killed Him and sealed the tomb with a huge stone to shut Him out of our lives once and for all. But God removed the stone to prove Jesus will not be shut up or shut out of His plans.

One day Jesus will intrude on history again. The way to be ready is to invite Him into your life today. Will you shut Him out or let Him in?

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