In 1932, Robert Macgimsey attended a Christmas Eve service in New York City & then headed back to his one-room apartment.
As he walked the final blocks, he passed by the open doors of private clubs where people were partying with all their might. They didn’t seem to have a clue that it was Christmas Eve & if they did, they didn’t seem to care.
As he stepped over people who had passed out on the sidewalk, he thought to himself, “What a strange way to celebrate the birth of the most perfect Person who ever lived on this earth. These people are missing the whole significance of His life.”
When he finally arrived home, he scribbled some more thoughts on the back of an envelope. His words formed the basis of the popular spiritual song:
“Sweet little Jesus Boy, they made you be born in a manger.
Sweet little holy Child, didn’t know who you are.
Didn’t know you’d come to save us, Lord, to take our sins away.
Our eyes were blind, we couldn’t see, we didn’t know who you are.”
Have you been ignoring Jesus this year? Don’t let this Christmas pass by without realizing why Jesus came.
- Our Daily Bread, (ministry127.com)
Mat 1:21 (NET): "She (Mary) will give birth to a son and you will name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
“In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.” - Blaise Pascal.