Friday, 12/27/19 – Friday Tough Question

And what have you done?

So This is Christmas by John Lennon & Yoko Ono was released in 1971 – some 48 years ago now, but still its subtle despair condemns us.

So this is Christmas / And what have you done
Another year over / And a new one just begun

And so this is Christmas / I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one / The old and the young

A very Merry Christmas / And a happy new year
Let’s hope it’s a good one / Without any fear

And so this is Christmas / For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones / The world is so wrong

And so happy Christmas / For black and for white
For yellow and red one / Let’s stop all the fight

A very Merry Christmas / And a happy new year
Let’s hope it’s a good one / Without any fear

And so this is Christmas…

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The lyrics yearningly express “the hopes and fears” of so many years, and hearts, and countries, and ages… “Let’s hope it’s [a year ahead] without any fear… The world is so wrong… Let’s stop all the fight”

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But mankind’s efforts have never succeeded. No one can transplant their own heart. They must surrender their lives by a willful act of placing all hope for life in the hands of another. The Bible calls this faith and names the only Surgeon for the job, the Creator of the creature… the One Who became us to experience it all, from babe to burial: Emmanuel.

And awakening, what are we to do with this new life, this new heart?

We are to live the remainder of our days for the Surgeon, for Christ. Not because of contract or compulsion, but because we love Him. You see, He did this work freely, without charge, and the heart He gave us was His own.

 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Gal. 2:20)

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom. 6:23)

“Freely you have received; freely give.” (Matt. 10:8)

Someone once said, “Eternal life is God’s gift to us; what we do with it is our gift to Him.”

So this is Christmas / And what have you done
Another year over / And a new one just begun

Press on…

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