1 Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:1-6
Today is Christmas, the celebration of Christ’s birth and I thought to simply send a quick message in honor of His birth. Then I took a look at what verses God had provided for today if I would use them and they were so applicable to today, I could put them aside as they fit today’s celebration.
First of all there is Paul’s statement through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. This was followed with the discussion on how blinded by The god of this age [Satan] the minds of unbelievers are to the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God we are to the truth of Jesus.
But for us – believers – God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. So today is special as we can celebrate the birth of the Word made flesh in the person of Jesus of Nazareth because Jesus is the light of our lives.
4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
There is little to add, as today we celebrate the light that came to shine in the darkness. May you all be blessed by the knowledge of Jesus being born to be both a light and our Redeemer. Have a wonderful Christmas.