Monday, December 17, 2007

Advent Devotional: Monday, December 17

Then said Mary unto the angel, "How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?" And the angel answered and said unto her, "The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." (Luke 1:34-35)

While we must speak to others with kindness and gentleness, we can never compromise the historic teaching about Christ - about who He is and what He can do. He is the Way of salvation that God has made. The Church has no "product,' no "method," no "plan" to offer people - all it has to offer is Christ Himself. If the Church should ever back away from Who and What Jesus is, then it no longer has any reason to exist. Even when we deal with those coming from historic world religions, we cannot compromise away the uniqueness of the Savior and His Divinity.

Lord Jesus, in all our dealings with people let us remember to point them to You as God's only solution.

Flickr photo by Christian Guthier; some rights reserved.

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