Did you see the invisible Christ on New Year's Eve? The entire world
celebrated him, and yet I would venture to say that millions were
unaware of his presence.
But Jesus showed himself across the world, on international news no less! Did you see him? From Australia to China, from Iraq to Europe, and into the Americas he was
The New Year is designated "AD," an abbreviation for Anno Domini,
meaning in the year of the Lord.
And do you know that the Christian era is the only system in everyday use in the Western World, and is predominant in commercial and
scientific use in the rest of the world?
There is a move today to replace AD with CE, originally an
abbreviation for "Christian
Era," but now known as "Common Era," to make it religiously neutral.
However, whether we call it AD or CE, time is still marked by the life
of Jesus Christ,
the Word who became flesh. Jesus came to earth to sacrifice himself for our
sins---to take the punishment we deserve for sinning against holy God.
He then overcame humankind's greatest foe, "death," when he
rose from the dead. And because of Jesus, God offers forgiveness of
sins to those who follow him, and the promise of
resurrection to eternal life with God!