I heard the story of two men--one Jewish and one not Jewish. They sat in the living room of the Jewish man's house. The friends heard the sounds of singing and music coming from a church across the street.
The Jewish man's friend asked, "Doesn't this singing and music annoy you? I mean you're Jewish and they're Christians. Don't you wish that they would stop making so much noise?"
The Jewish man pondered the question for a moment before answering.
He said, "No. The singing and the music don't annoy me. I don't want them to stop. You see, they believe that their Messiah has come, and they're worshipping him. And if I thought that my Messiah had come, there's no power on earth that could make me stop."
Oh, I've got good news: Messiah has come!
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the One who has been born king of the Jews? We saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him" (Matthew 2:1-2).
The Messiah's name is Jesus, God's Son. He is the Promised One. The Anointed One. God with us.
He is the Savior of both Jews and Gentiles.
He is worthy of our love and our devotion.
Let's worship Him today and everyday, and may no power on earth stop us.
Let's make some noise!
Merry Christmas, sweet girl.