Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Once-a-Year Christians

Pastor mentioned this past Sunday the people we will welcome to St. Peter's on Christmas Eve, with whom we will worship - and then who will not darken the doors again till next Christmas Eve. He made an interesting point: They come to worship the Christ Child, the Babe in the manger, wrapped in swaddling clothes, cute and precious. But when they die, will they meet the Babe? The King who awaits us is neither cute nor cuddly. He is the Righteous Judge. I fear for those who meet Him then without knowing any Jesus other than the Holy Child.

1 comment:

Ollie said...

Maria, I always think the same thing. People come at Christmas and Easter, thinking that that is probably enough. And it isn't. Going to church isn't even enough! We just have to pray for those who only come then, and hope that God opens their eyes to His glory. And hopefully, we'll see them in Heaven!