CRAZY LOVE AT CHRISTMAS 在圣诞里疯狂的爱

But to all who received Him, who believed in His name,
He gave power to become children of God…
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth;
we have beheld His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father
(John 1: 12-14, ESV)
When you think of it, it’s a crazy love story. The Christmas story I mean. Why would God be incarnated in the womb of a virgin? Why would He be born in a stable and laid in a manger when the whole of creation is His? You would have thought that at least He would have chosen a royal palace or an aristocratic home to enter the world. And why would He have to flee like a fugitive at the attempts of a furious king (Herod) who was hell-bent on snuffing out his early human existence? He could have commanded legions of angels to His aid. Yet He came in poverty and anonymity that we might be made rich, and that we might become sons and daughters of the living God. It would have been a crazy love story if it weren’t for the fact that it is true! Every bit of it.
God’s love that came down at Christmas in anonymity and displayed on the cross in glory, is the love that truly lasts. It gives without ever giving up. Quite different from the ways in which the world sees love. This Christmas’ play of “A Crazy Little Thing Called Love” is full of scenes as to how love goes missing, or becomes badly warped in the family, in marriages and other relationships. The poignancy of the sketches reveals how needful and broken our world has become, and how far we have strayed from God’s gold standard of what love is!
Come and watch it. Bring your pre-believing friends and family. Pray for them that they will enter into the play so deeply that they identify with the bankruptcy of love in the world and turn to the fountain of love: Jesus Himself! This Christmas pray with us for a mighty harvest. That they might know God’s crazy love.

凡接待他的,就是信他名的人,他就赐他们权柄,作神的儿女…
道成了肉身,住在我们中间,充充满满的有恩典有真理。
我们也见过他的荣光,正是父独生子的荣光。
【约翰福音1:12-14】
当您仔细想想,这真是个疯狂的爱情故事。我的意思是指圣诞故事。为何神要在一位处女的体内化身为人呢?既然整个创造都是属祂的,为何祂要在诞生在马槽的一个小摇篮里呢?您可能在想,祂至少会选择通过显赫皇室或者贵族家园来到这世界。为什么祂甫一出生就要像难民般逃离一个暴君(希律王)一意孤行地追杀呢?祂大可指令天使军团来帮助祂。然而,祂却到来经历贫苦和卑微,以使我们得到丰盛,还使我们成为那永活真神的儿女。若这一切都不是事实的话,那它的确是一篇疯狂的爱情故事!每一个点滴都如此疯狂。
神那卑微地在圣诞降临,又荣耀地在十字架上彰显的爱,的确是永恒的爱。这爱无穷地施与,永不言弃,与我们世人看待的爱是有天渊之别的。这次圣诞的戏剧 “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, 透过每一幕去描述爱如何在家庭、婚姻、还有其他关系中消退和被扭曲。这场楸心的戏剧,揭露了我们这世界的破碎和需要,以及我们离上帝爱的黄金指标有多远。
带您未信主的朋友和家人们一起来观赏吧。为他们祷告,好让他们深深地投入演出,并能够辩认出世界爱的破产、回到爱的泉源:主耶稣!在这圣诞,让我们一起来为一个大丰收祷告,好让他们都认识上帝疯狂的爱。

Philip Lyn 医生牧师

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