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Does the birth of Jesus really make a difference in my life?
Posted by Rev. Jeff Dixon, Senior Equipping Minister at Covenant Community Church on Dec 1, 2000, 19:35

If Christmas is just a historical event, probably not! Remember information, if it is just information is important, but doesn't make that much of a difference in our lives. For example, there are a lot of people out there who will say that drinking coffee is not good for you. But I still drink coffee. I hear the information but it doesn't effect me that much.

The information that God entered time and space, "and the word became flesh and dwelt among us" is good, but if it is only information, it doesn't make much of a difference. That is the bad news, now here is the good news. The same Jesus that was born in Bethlehem can be born in our hearts and lives as well. Information is valuable in direct proportion to how it is internalized and applied.

At the first Christmas, the information that God sent us was wonderful...God is not angry...He loves you...He forgives you...You can live forever...You are have a purpose and meaning in life. The information is great but the key is whether or not you and I believe it, internalize it, accept it, and start living it out in our lives.

The answer to your question is, "Yes." A 2,000 year old event does make a difference in my life and your life today. Not because of what happened then, but rather, because or what is happening now. In the life of the believer, Christmas is an everyday celebration...celebrate Christmas Everyday!

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