Senior Living - August 21, 2017

What splits history in two?

Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? - 1 Corinthians 1:20

Just about every country in the world has adopted a calendar that uses Christ’s birth as its base. World history is split into two not on the basis of the birth of great conquerors like Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar. Nor is it divided on the basis of great thinkers like Socrates or Aristotle.

Rather, history is split into two on the basis of the birth of a Man, who conquered not the lands but the hearts of the people for God, whose life-transforming message was so simple that even a simpleton could understand.

So the question we need to ask ourselves is, ‘Do we have a B.C. and A.D. experience ourselves?’ Is your life markedly different after Christ than before? Or, have you confessed Jesus with your lips while your heart has yet to be “all in”?

The birth of Christ is the most significant event in this history of the world – and in the history of us. Just as our epochs are divided into B.C. and A.D., so are our lives with respect to the moment we trust Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins.

This Christmas, take time to focus on the new life Christ gives to you. Recommit to Him and let him take you further from your B.C. and deeper into your A.D.!

Prayer Challenge:

Ask God to help you move further from your B.C. and closer to Him through Jesus Christ!

Questions for Thought:

Why do you think many people appear to trust Jesus, but never truly experience a changed heart?

What might God want to do in your heart this Christmas to bring you closer to Him?

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