Christmas Witness

Author: Pastor Mitch Williams
December 17, 2020

“Do you know the real reason for Christmas?” I asked him. He answered somewhat sarcastically, but with a smile, “You mean it’s not about Santa Claus?” Such exchanges were common for us as we developed a friendship over the past several months. Greg is the contractor who has been working with our church bathroom lobby renovation.

As I got to know Greg, it became apparent that he didn’t belong to a church and wasn’t sure if he even believed in God. But our many conversations to led to some God moments, sharing Bible truth, and telling my testimony about Jesus.

Earlier this week I asked him what Christmas was really about. He said he knew it was about Jesus, but wasn’t sure how Jesus was selected out of all of the people of the world to be the hero of Christmas. I clarified that Jesus was actually God who came to this earth as an infant to show His creation how much He loved them. Mary and Joseph were simply Jesus’ surrogate parents.

I explained that Christmas is a special holiday that prompts the question of what we truly believe. Do you believe Jesus came to this earth as God to save humanity? Or do you believe Jesus is a legend like St. Nick and that’s as far as it goes? Greg said he had something to think about. He admitted that something was happening in his life to get him thinking about the possibility of God. My prayers are for Greg and others who turn to Jesus. I invited him to church and he promised he would come.

In a year as dire as 2020, and in the season of Christmas, what better time than now to share in your circle the hope of Jesus born in Bethlehem!

Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. Luke 2:17-18