The Hero of Christmas

Luke 1:31-32 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest…

When I was a kid there was a popular rock song with a line that said, “All the heroes and legends I knew as a child have fallen to idols of clay.” We see that in the world today. In a culture that makes heroes of celebrities, athletes, military commanders, and politicians…we see them falling to idols of clay. No person whoever walked the earth is worthy of hero-worship—except one.

Over the past decades I can’t tell you how many of my “heroes” were caught up in some scandal, some moral failure, some God-dishonoring choice; the list would be a long one. It’s disappointing, even heartbreaking when someone you thought highly of comes tumbling down due to some failing. It might be someone of celebrity status, or it might be someone closer to home. Possibly, it was a family member, or a teacher, or even a pastor you once thought was a hero worthy of honor and respect. It’s good to have people you can look to as a good example, but when you put your faith in people there’s always a chance they will let you down.

But on that first Christmas a true hero was born, a hero worthy of our worship, praise, and honor, a hero Who will never fall to idols of clay. He will never let you down. There are no skeletons in His closet to reveal, no indiscretions in His past to be uncovered, no corruption yet to be disclosed. He will never disappoint you. He will never leave nor forsake you. You can, and should, look to Him as your eternal hero. He is great, the Son of God, the Savior of the world, and you shall call His name Jesus.

Have a God Filled Week and a Very Merry Christmas,
Brother Donnie

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