DayBreaks for 12/18/13 – Something Happened Here!
John 1:14 (NLT) So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.
As I have said before, I love to visit places where world history changed, where great conflicts took place, struggles, advances in technology, where great words were spoken and things were changed forever.
A couple of years ago while my wife and I were on a vacation road-trip through the American southwest, we went to the meteor crater in Arizona. It doesn’t look like much as you drive up to it, in fact, it could be mistaken for a plateau. But once you get there and walk up the side of the crater and can peer down into its depth and see its breadth, you immediately know: “Something happened here!” The evidence is staring you right in the face.
There is a story of an old pioneer in times past who traveled westward across the great plains until he came to an shocking and abrupt halt at the edge of the Grand Canyon. He gawked at the sight before him: a vast chasm one mile down, eighteen miles across, and more than a hundred miles long! He gasped, “Something musta happened here!”
A visitor from another world to our world at Christmas time could observe the lights, the decorations, the trees, the parades, the festivities, and the religious services, and would rightly conclude “Something must have happened here!”
Indeed, something did happen. God came to our world in a unique and unexpected way on the first Christmas. Consider how the world has been changed as a result!
The question is: what does that coming mean to you? How has your history changed as a result? How will you let it change you this year? Can someone stand at the edge of your life and say “Something happened to you!”
PRAYER: Father, thank You for coming to this humble grain of sand that You created. Thank You for the great changes that Your coming have brought and may we allow You to change us again this year and always! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Copyright 2013 by Galen C. Dalrymple.
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