Christmas is Rescue for the World!

Christmas lights, decorative trees, and of course fat Santa, has increasingly become part of the festive fabric of both Cambodia and Thailand. Attempting to explain the truest meaning of Christ-mas to those who literally know nothing of Christ puts it in a refined perspective. For even they agree it would have been quite silly and absurd for God to have sent His Son into the world merely because He thought it needed another holiday–“Just look at those poor chaps Jesus. They look like they could use another jolly day off life. I’m thinking something with ornaments this time…You wanna go take care of that Son?”  The FIRST Christmas was more about rescue than ribbons, wreaths and reindeer. He came, He saw, He assumed our judgment and conquered the grave because he saw racism, greed, Crusades, Auschwitz and Tuel Slang slimed all over our hearts. It’s because of that inconvenient truth that there needed to be a first Christmas in the first place… lest we forget.

About StriderMTB

Hi, I'm Matt. "Strider" from Lord of the Rings is my favorite literary character of all time and for various reasons I write under the pseudonym "StriderMTB. As my blog suggests I seek to live out both the excitement and tension of a Christian walk with Christ in the 3rd world context of Asia. I started my blog as an unmarried man who was blessed to oversee an orphanage of amazing children in South-East Asia. As of 2022, I am a happily married man to an amazing missionary wife serving together on the mission field. I hate lima beans and love to pour milk over my ice-cream. I try to stay active in both reading and writing and this blog is a smattering of my many thoughts. I see the Kingdom of God as Jesus preached it and lived to be the only hope for a broken world and an apathetic church.
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