GOD HAS NO GRANDCHILDREN …..
In the Christmas story, everyone knows about Mary & Joseph & baby Jesus but whatever happened to baby Jesus’ grandparents? Christmas is when families usually come together, isn’t it? Usually three generations, sometimes even four, but no grandparents get mentioned in the first Christmas story? This little family must be one of the most famous in the world but there’s no grandad or grandma around! Why? There is a special reason for this!
That first Christmas, God stepped from eternity into time. Took on our flesh.
Came as a baby. That was Jesus, God’s Son. God arranged for Mary & Joseph to be present when Mary gave birth in Bethlehem but she was away from her family, away from grandparents.
That was because Christmas is all about a SON not a GRANDSON.
God’s SON … Mary’s SON … because God doesn’t recognise GRANDCHILDREN.
I didn’t say that He wasn’t interested in your grandchildren. I said that He doesn’t have any Himself. He only has CHILDREN …. sons and daughters. That’s the only relationship we can have with God. You can’t be an admirer or a seeker or an abstainer – only his child. Jesus taught us to pray, ‘Our Father in heaven … ‘ not ‘Our Grandfather in heaven …’.
Like any other family, we become members by birth or adoption. Jesus told Nicodemus ‘You must be born again’ into God’s family. The Apostle Paul talks about ‘our adoption as sons/daughters’ into God’s family – and it’s our choice.
Let me close with those wonderful words from John 1:11, ‘He came to his own but his own did not receive him. But to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become CHILDREN of God’.
Christmas is all about a Son … not a grandson.
Just ONE generation.
Whether you are 5, 15, 50 or 75, you can only be a son or a daughter of God.
It has to be that close or nothing.
He wants sons + daughters, born again by His Spirit into his divine, eternal family.
GOD HAS NO GRANDCHILDREN but millions of children. Are you one?
Pastor John Price, Kingsway Church.
Church Services in Wombourne 2021
Common Road Methodist Church
Carol Service 19th @ 10.30am
Christmas Morning Service 25th @ 10.30am
Journey to the Manger 24th @ 4.30pm
Christmas Morning Praise 25th @ 10.30am
St. Bernadette’s RC Church
Christmas Day Mass 25th @ 9am
St. Benedict Biscop C of E Church
Crib Service 24th @ 4pm & 5.30pm
Carols for Christmas Eve 24th @ 7.30pm
Midnight Mass 24th @ 11.30pm
Christmas Day Communion 25th @ 8am and 10.30am
United Reform Church
Christmas Day 25th @ 10.45am