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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Communicating with someone in these modern times is really no problem.

Communicating with someone in these modern times is really no problem. We've got phones and faxes and e-mail and Facebook. There is virtual "this" and virtual "that"--all meant to keep us in "personal" contact with someone. You and I know that you just can't beat the real thing. There's no way that technology can keep up with being in the presence of someone you really want to hear from. That's why this verse is so powerful:

"In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.” Hebrews 1:1-2 NIV

That's what Christmas was about. To that point in human history, God had spoken to His people through prophets, signs and wonders. But it wasn't good enough for a God who desires that we really know him. So, he put down all the other forms of communication and showed up Himself--stepping right into the middle of human history. His presence, His appearing, reveals the depth of love that God shows for us. He cared enough to send His very best--Jesus, God made flesh and dwelling among us.

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