The Christmas Story’s Nameless Mention

Hidden beneath the glittery tinsel on the tree and snowy sleigh rides adorning Christmas cards, lies the reason for all of this celebration: Redemption. Long forgotten stories are woven throughout the ancestry of the Christ child who came to “give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace” (Luke 1:79). These real life stories are reminders of the amazing work of redemption.

God wasn’t predictable with whom He chose to place in His family tree. But He is predictable in how He works: His character is faithfulness and His activity is redemption. He delights in stepping into our messy lives and cruel disappointments, to bring about the most unexpected and glorious transformation! And that is at the heart of the Advent season.

Jesus came because of our mess, and oh, what a glorious redemption He brings! This is the heart of the Christmas story. This is what lies beneath the glitter and glitz.

Today, over at the True Woman blog, I’m sharing about a woman whose life was rocked through the sin of adultery. But God redeemed! I hope you’ll join me over there today by clicking here.

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