HOW TO START A RUMOR
Reframing the miracle of Christmas with my daughter on the way to school;
"You know how people start rumors at school and some last a while but most get forgotten? Well, imagine in a tiny village, in the middle of nowhere, a rumor starts and more than 2000 years later much of the world still believe and celebrate it! Making it the world's most followed religion. That's like the world's best viral social-media campaign ever!!!
The rumor began about Jesus when he was born, but went to another level when he died. More than 3000 people reported seeing and talking with him AFTER he was buried and the tomb was found empty! Many of his friends even had dinner with him and were prepared to die horrible deaths to defend that belief.
Would you die for a rumor you were not sure was true?
But the new hope and love they found through Jesus was so strong, it lasted 2000 years and today we get to experience it first-hand. As if it all just happened. Amazing isn't it!"
So, amidst all the wrapping paper and tinsel, let's not forget the baby who born that changed the course of history, then, and if you let him, the course of your life today.
Jesus = Savior.