Prove Christmas In Your Own Life

“We are called to prove in our own lives that Christ is born.”

I came across that challenge in my reading during Advent. Some people think that all you have to do is say you believe aloud and that you will be saved and all is good. You would not find that in any definition of discipleship.

Jesus challenged us to live as if God were right there with us. Live in the kingdom of God, he called it.

There used to be a phrase making the rounds—if you were put on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

That is looking at that thought from the outside in. If someone followed you around, like say in a spy novel, taking notes of what you did and how you acted, would they suspect that you were a follower of Jesus?

We have passed through Advent and are living the twelve days of Christmas. We celebrated in our own way the commemoration of his birth. Have we once again brought that into our lives from the inside out? Will people we meet and people observing us say, “That person proves there is a God in the way they acted”?

It’s not the megachurch pastor saying good words to thousands while masking a sordid life. It’s each and every one of us through our daily random acts of kindness that prove the birth of Jesus.

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