Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

 Opus 2022-356: Advent Calendar: Day 22, Purpose Driven Holiday

Behind day 22's door you find a cross.  This is a reminder of why Jesus came.  He did not come to give us an excuse for another holiday.  He did not come to boost the economy.  

He came to die.

That is not an easy thought.  Babies generate all kinds of positive thoughts except during labor and delivery.  They are cute and cuddly.  Sometimes they are planned.  Sometimes they are a surprise.  In this case the due date was established at the beginning of time and committed to in the Garden when Adam and Eve sinned.  

I remind you the words of the angel to Joseph.

(Mat 1:21 KJV)  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
While Emanuel means “God with us”, Jesus means savior.  A savior assumes someone needs to be saved.  Where there is a need, God provides and in this case the only provision worthy was His Son.

We are just days away from the celebration.  I trust that you will celebrate the promise by knowing it has been fulfilled in your life.

Merry Christmas.

homo unius libri

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