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Have We Missed the Idea?

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”1

On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made their first flight of an airplane at Kitty Hawk NC. On their 5th attempt, the plane under the control of Orville, embarked on a 12 second flight.

Wilbur rushed to the local telegraph office and sent the following message – WE HAVE FLOWN FOR 12 SECONDS - WE WILL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS!

Upon receiving the telegram their sister, Katherine, went to the newspaper office, told the editor of her brother’s new flying machine, and informed him, they would be home for Christmas, if he would like to set up an interview. He told her that was nice, and he would be sure to put something in the paper regarding the boys.

On December 19th, the local paper placed the following headline on the 6th page of the paper: “WRIGHT BROTHERS HOME FOR CHRISTMAS”. The most important story of the year – man’s first flight – and the editor missed it!2

I wonder if the same could be said about us when it comes to Christmas. Look all around us…

• The trees are decorated

• The music is festive

• The Season is Right – It is Christmas, and there are only 14 shopping days left!

In all of our rushing around, in all of our gift buying, in all the things we have to do during this season, have we missed the idea? Jesus, the Savior and King, has come to earth!

Suggested prayer: Dear God, thank you for sending your precious Son, Jesus, to earth to be my Savior. Thank you for the hope, joy, peace, and eternal life I have found in Him. I open my heart to the King of Kings and ask that you help me glorify you in everything I do. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. In Jesus’ name, amen.


  1. John 3:16-17.



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