The Christmas Handshake
The divine handshake across eternity, time , and space which came 2000 years ago was intended for a huge embrace. The handshake is still extended today.
Jesus did not come just to responsibly bear the rule for our good and welfare; He came to also relate with us as the One with whom we’ll continue to be amazed; the One who would be our friendly guide and personal counsellor: the loving Father whose love would never ever let go as much as we continue to run to Him; the Prince who is peace-loving and peace-giving amidst the turbulence of this world; and the One whose responsibility for us and the peace He gives will know no bound.
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 2 Cor 5:18-20
As we commemorate this Christmas season, let us appreciate this Divine handshake and respond to Him with a huge embrace, an embrace in faith; let us allow His gift to shine light and bring further beauty into our souls; let’s make it known to others that He came for all.
May the meaning of His coming be real in your life and to your loved ones through this season and into the coming year.
Merry Christmas and a blessed 2019 to you and yours.
Tolu & Seyi Boluwatise.