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verse 2: “The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the maker of them all.”

What do Bill Gates, President Barack Obama, George Washington Carver, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, James Crudup, Derek Fisher, Peyton Manning, you, and I have in common? Well, the named figures have all appeared on television (unless you have appeared on TV, and I don’t know about it. :-); I’ve been on a local TV interview once, for the record).

James Crudup, by the way, is a name to have appeared in current events; he’s the man who was recently arrested after he jumped over the White House fence. I heard Crudup’s interview he did with a local TV station as to why he jumped over the fence; his main claim is that he is drawing attention to his plight of being an unemployed contractor who cannot find work due to being “labeled”. That statement did get me to thinking about how society does tend to label human beings….rich, poor, employed, jobless, homeowner, homeless, race, religion, political affiliation, etc. Sometimes those labels have negative connotations; I’ve read news reports recently of where some firms have been discriminating against applicants, if those applicants were currently unemployed! That’s an interesting irony: you try to apply for a job, but because you don’t have a job to begin with, you won’t be considered for hiring?

Going back to my first question: what do all these people have in common? They were all created by God…yep, even atheists were created by God (whether they admit who their Maker is or not!) No matter who you are, or what background you come from, or what you have done…there will be only one label you’ll be known by when you answer the question in eternity as to why you should get into Heaven. If you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are saved…not lost. You’ll be eternally with God in Heaven…or you’ll be eternally separated from God in Hell.

Something to think about.

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verse 2: “‘Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east, and have come to worship Him.'”
verses 9-11: “And having heard the king, they went their way; and lo, the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them, until it came and stood over where the Child was. And when they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And they came into the house and saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell down and worshipped Him; and opening their treasures they presented to Him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh.”

How far would you go to see a once-in-a-lifetime event?

In January 2010, tens of thousands of people descended on Washington, D.C. The event was the historic inauguration of the first African-American man to be elected President of the United States, Barack Obama. There were many who came great distances to witness in person this event; some believing that the day would never come where a black man would hold the highest office in the United States. That day came.

How far would you go to see a once-in-a-lifetime event?

I have a co-worker who is ecstatic about our alma mater being in the BCS National Championship. He is furiously trying to make plans to afford to travel to Glendale, AZ, to see the football game. His comment to me about wanting to go was, “The last championship we had was in 1957. I may never see this again in my lifetime!”

How far would you go to see a once-in-a-lifetime event?

Three experts in the study of the stars traveled an incredible distance…by camel (an animal not known for fantastic acceleration, as in 0 to 60 in 5 seconds!). They traveled this distance to witness an event foretold in prophecy. Their study of the stars revealed the invitation to this event: “His star”. They didn’t have any fancy GPS system to find their way…they followed His star. You think we get excited at football games? These men “rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.” Now they were EXCITED! When they arrived and entered the house where the King of Kings was….they worshipped Him; they gave Him their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh; and they went home (by another route, having been warned by God in a dream, so as to avoid Herod).

How far would you go…to meet Jesus? He is as close as a prayer away, if you ask Him into your heart.

Merry Christmas!

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