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Seeing At Christmas

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READ: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6

God . . . commanded light
to shine out of darkness. —2 Corinthians 4:6

During the Christmas season
of 1879, an agnostic reporter in Boston saw three little girls standing in
front of a store window full of toys. One of them was blind. He heard the other
two describing the toys to their friend. He had never considered how difficult
it was to explain to someone without sight what something looks like. That
incident became the basis for a newspaper story.

Two weeks later the
reporter attended a meeting held by Dwight L. Moody. His purpose was to catch
the evangelist in an inconsistency. He was surprised when Moody used his
account of the children to illustrate a truth. “Just as the blind girl couldn’t
visualize the toys,” said Moody, “so an unsaved person can’t see Christ in all
His glory.”

On that first Christmas,
only a few people understood who Jesus really was. Many heard the report of the
shepherds and were amazed, but they didn’t view the baby in the manger as the
Son of God.

Today, multitudes are
unaware of the true identity of Jesus because they are spiritually blind. If
this describes you, ask God to open your eyes. Believe that the Lord of glory
died for your sins. Then trust Him. Your eyes will be opened, and you’ll
recognize who He really is. —Herbert
Vander Lugt

What child is this, who,
laid to rest,
On Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?  —Dix

Wise men still seek Jesus.


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