Your life and legacy

Welcome to Christmas Eve!

It’s a special time. After the presents have been bought, we gather to sing carols and ponder the significance of Christ’s birth.

[If you’re close to Barrie and are looking for somewhere to worship tonight check out the links below.]

But we live in a world of skepticism. Many people ask questions like, ‘Can we trust what the Bible says?’ and ‘Did that old story really happen?’

How you answer matters because what you think is true shapes your life and legacy.

If you believe something is true, then you will live differently as a result; it produces a response. If you don’t think something is true, it makes no real or meaningful impact on your life or legacy.

For example, if you believe it’s true that ‘family is important,’ then that will help shape your life and priorities. If you don’t, it won’t. Or if someone tells you ‘there is a hungry bear standing behind you,’ if you believe what they’re saying is true, then you are going to get out of the way! But if you don’t, you won’t.

With that in mind, consider the angel’s words in Luke 2:10-11: “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”

Do you think that’s true? Do you believe Jesus’ arrival is the source of great joy for all people, and that he is Saviour, Messiah and Lord?

If so, your life has already started to change in powerful and positive ways.

If not, I want to encourage you to take the next step. Ask some questions. Pray. Talk to some Christian friends. (And if you’re at Westminster tonight, we’ll give you a resource that will help.)

If it’s true it’s true for you. And that will powerfully and positively impact your life and legacy for generations to come.

What you think is true shapes your life and legacy.

By Matthew Ruttan

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