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By Paul Cole
Pastor of Town & Country Christian Church 

A life worth living


December 28, 2018

We wonder if there is life after Christmas. In fact, we wonder if life is worth the living. We went through Christmas, now we have to go back to work to pay for all the bills. For some of us, we have Christmas all year long because the Christ Child lives in our lives and we have a new lease on life each day.

Randy Kilgore tells about a coworker who made a confession to him that he lived a “comfortable narcissistic” life that had no meaning and he was not good “Jesus material.” He wanted to know Randy’s secret.

Randy said, “My secret is that there is no secret. I’m as powerless to live up to God’s standards as you are, which is why we need Jesus.” Randy went on to explain true life is found in Christ.

The angels told the shepherds on a lonely hillside where to find “new life” or the Christ Child and they went. They found the Child and committed their lives to Him and He changed their lives totally. They accepted Him as “Christ the Lord” and their “Savior” (Luke 2:11).

After they had seen the child they went back telling everyone “the word concerning what had been told them about this child and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them” (Luke 2:17-18). Their encounter with this infant Savior and “Christ the Lord” totally changed them. They amazed everyone who they told the “good news.” The “good news” changed them and everyone who accepted it.

The good news will change us if we will accept it and allow Christ to change our life, and then we will truly have a life worth the living. We, too, will amaze the world with living a triumphant life.


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