Perspective is important! At least that’s what I’ve learned in all my years of living. A bird’s eye view is different from the viewpoint looking up from a trench on the front lines of a battleground. Location and experience bring with them observations that can only be discovered when in that specific moment in time and place. There’s a lot to be said for perspective.
From where we are in today’s world and in the course of history, we have the ability to look back in time and examine the birth of Jesus from a different perspective than the prophet Isaiah did 700 years before Jesus was born and with a vastly different perspective on that blessed event than if we were Mary or Joseph. Vantage points in time and place make a great difference in how we relate to the story.
Maybe you can remember where you were the night the lights went out in Georgia or what you were doing the moment the twin towers were attacked on September 11th, 2001. Significant moments in history, to say the least, but those moments didn’t impact everyone on earth. Perspective is important!
As we take a closer look at Christmas this December, I wonder what it would be like to have been an angel in heaven and what that vantage point may have over my position as a man on earth.
Wouldn’t you like to know what it was like to look through the eyes of an angel and see the ultimate plan of salvation unfold before you as God sent His Son into this world to redeem mankind from sin and death? This Sunday, we’re going to attempt to do just that; to look at the birth of Jesus from the perspective of the angels in heaven.
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