Imagine for a moment that the world is overrun by zombies/mutants – that the viral zombie/mutant apocalypse is here. (I promise it’s Christmas-related, just bear with me!) All of your family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, the lovely grocer and that annoying chick at school, the whole damned world is mostly infected, and finally.. so are you. Now imagine that you have been offered “the cure” by some possibly craaazy people, who do seem to be a tad less affected by the rotting limbs, bloodied fangs and whatnot than others and claiming to be resistant to the virus, and by a truly miraculous chance or series of events you accept. After that, you realise that your body is slowly but surely reversing from the virus – that you are without doubt becoming impossibly new. You fight to disprove it, to make some kind of logical sense as to how you’re changing because “that cure” surely couldn’t have been it, could it? But it all points to one thing – “that cure” truly was The Cure.
What would you do next?
Would you rush to find your significant other and tell of what has happened? Would you simply grab anyone on the street who’d listen and desperately spill your healing story? If you had The Cure IN your hands in unlimited supply, would you hoard it? Trash it? Give it to anyone who’d receive it? Forcefully make the people closest to you take it? Not really care since you’re saved and guaranteed immunity, and that’s all that matters to you? What if you were ordered by the creator of The Cure to give it to as many people on Earth as possible before you died of natural causes?
Well.. that scenario isn’t so farfetched when you attempt to imagine GOD, the one who created every. single. particle. in the universe, who before time even began saw you and formed you in love, to be loved and to have a personal relationship with Him, sent the Ultimate Cure – Jesus – for our spiritually afflicted souls.
Jesus was born to die. For you and for me. He was the final ransom and sacrifice paid so that we can have eternal life in Heaven if we so choose to.
This is why we celebrate Christmas. To commemorate the moment in history God came down to Earth as man, teaching us, walking with us, suffering with us, and offering us loving salvation and free entry into Heaven to all. An age-old tradition of rejoicing and giving gifts since the three wise men saw the star as described by an angel, and sought it out to finally see Jesus as predicted.
I know it all may be exceedingly difficult to believe, especially if you were to judge Christ and Christianity by Christians (people who follow Christ) – I mean, how credible would you believe a mordibly obese person to be if they were lobbying for national health programs through diet and exercise? Would you give the time of day to a drug-addicted delinquent trying to explain to you why education was crucial in life? Unfortunately, Christians are humans trying to mimic Christ who is the definition of pure and perfect, and all we can do is to try – doing our best and letting God do the rest.
I’d just like to say, if you are avoiding or hateful of Christianity because of the hurt and disdain you’ve accumulated from observing people who call themselves Christian, please give CHRIST Himself a chance. Read the Bible, which is the Word directly from God, starting from the New Testament (Matthew is the first Book of the NT) and perhaps asking your local church pastor or Christian friend to clarify some parts you’re confused about. Your eternity is at stake and you lose nothing by trying it out 🙂 I challenge you to chip away at your personal beliefs about Christianity to get to the truth about it, and as a Christian would like to sincerely apologise for any hurt that may have been caused to you by Christians in the past.
I made this video today and the clips are from a couple of weeks ago when I went down to Darling Harbour. It’s pretty much just experimental – I meant to go back to get better videos but never got the chance to, so here is a short clip to say God bless you and Merry Christmas! The sparkling fireworks seemed perfectly fitting for the Christmas spirit and I’ve added some bible verses that are relevant to the season, but it may be difficult to read – iMovie doesn’t give many options for adding text. I’m still very much new with videography, as you can painfully see, and will be working on it next year, promise! It’s been rainy all day today but my heart is light with joy :)))
- LUKE 2:9-11 // An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
- ISAIAH 9:6 // For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
- JOHN 3:16-17 // For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
- PHILIPPIANS 2:8-10 // And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death – even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth
- ROMANS 5:8,11 // But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
- ROMANS 8:38-39 // I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- ROMANS 15:13 // May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.