The Blog of Daniel

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The real meaning of Christmas.

Dorothy Sayers, one of the first women to graduate from England’s Oxford University, was an author who lived in the early 1900’s.  As a writer of mystery novels, she wrote a series of 11 novels featuring a crime solving British aristocrat named Sir Peter Wimsey.  Prompted by comments from fans, half way through the series she came to the conclusion that Sir Wimsey was lonely, so she wrote in a new character, Harriet Vane, to team up with him and solve crimes together.  Wouldn’t you know it but Harriet Vane also just so happened to be a writer of mystery novels and she was one of the first women to graduate from Oxford.  Within a few novels and a lot of adventures, they got married, had children and lived happily ever after.

How does this relate to Christmas?

Sayers took a deep look at what she had created and found that the one she loved most was incomplete.  At a time when she could have just scrapped the whole series, she instead wrote herself into the story for the expressed purpose of making Sir Wimsey complete.

This is exactly what God did for you.  He took a look at the universe he created and he found YOU.  When he could have just looked away, left you alone, or even started over completely, he instead decided to write himself into the story to make you complete.  A little over 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ became flesh and wrote himself into YOUR story to save YOU.  That’s how much he loves you.  All he asks of you in return is to repent and put your trust in Jesus Christ alone.

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