American Pastors Network: At Christmas, We Can All Be Sons and Daughters of God
As the calendar pages fall away in December, children can hardly contain their excitement for Christmas—sometimes counting down the days until it’s time for presents, sweet treats and special time with family. Even adults get in on the waiting game, as we anticipate giving our loved ones special gifts we’ve picked out just for them and seeing family members perhaps from far away.
But remember who played the greatest waiting game of all, reminds the American Pastors Network (APN, www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net)—Mary and Joseph.
“With Christmas just a few days away, the anticipation builds for all of us,” said APN President Sam Rohrer during a recent “Stand in the Gap” radio broadcast. “It was even more so for Mary and Joseph. Can you imagine being told by an angel not to be afraid, even though your baby’s name would be Emanuel, or ‘God with us,’ because the baby’s father was God the Holy Spirit?
“Marvel at this amazing miracle,” continued Rohrer, also President of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network (PPN, www.papastors.net). “God, the Creator of human life, becomes the Father to His Son, Jesus, the Son of God, who came to die so that if we believe in Him, we can also become a son of God. Just think—God in the flesh dies for our sins so we can became a son to God, His Father—now our Father—but brothers and joint heirs with Jesus Himself. Rejoice in the amazing fact that it is possible to become a son of God. Are you? You can be.”
Rohrer added that Christmas is a wonderful reminder of the gift Christ gave to all of us through the offering of His salvation. It’s a timeless gift, but one that is so much more meaningful at Christmas
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