The front of my favorite tee shirt features a large fish with GET REEL written underneath. It was a surprise gift from our son, Ben, quite a few Christmases ago. Such gifts give us a lift—just what we like this season.
Matthew must have missed a memo. His account of Jesus’ arrival leaves out much of what we like best: angels, shepherds, the baby Jesus in a manger. Instead, it even includes tears in Bethlehem.
My GET REEL shirt is now worn. Its hole count is a reminder that even the best Christmas fun fades. Matthew’s Christmas account is not at all cozy, but uniquely shows God’s power to save.
This month we’ll see how Matthew wants us to get real about what we need--and to receive much more than a boost from Jesus. We’d love to have you join us!