Real Life - December 4, 2020
Real Life with Pastor Steve
December 4, 2020
“Christmas shows us that Christianity is not good advice. It is good news.” Timothy Keller, pastor and author
Christmas … is good news that hope has come… good news that peace has arrived! And in a year like this year… at the end of 2020… we need some Good News! We need to be reminded of that peace… and all the repercussions of that peace.
See, the prophet Isaiah foretold about this King, that there would be an “advent”… an arrival… a coming. That God Himself would come… arrive to earth. And that one of His titles would be the “Prince of Peace.” On the night of His unique entry into this world, in the form of a helpless baby… the Angels proclaimed that “Peace on earth had come.” That famous announcement was not given to world leaders, or politicians, or other kings… but to lowly shepherds… the powerless. It was God’s way of saying that everyone gets to participate in this… everyone is invited into this peace. Because this is the peace OF God, giving us peace WITH God. Where can be at Peace in a chaotic and unsettled world. But where can also reflect and extend that peace to others around us. That is the good news of Christmas. In a year that is in much need of good news… let’s celebrate that!
And that’s…real life. ~Pastor Steve Rowe– Eaglebrook Church