A friend of mine made an interesting point on her blog today – if this world were perfect, if mankind were wholly sinless, we would have had no need for Christmas. God would not have had to send His Son to die for a spotless innocent people. He would have had no need to sacrifice of Himself, if Adam & Eve had not disobeyed His instruction in the Garden of Eden.
Of course, if we were without sin, then we would have the constant experience of pure, unbroken fellowship with our Creator. But on the other hand, we would miss out on the awe and amazement of knowing just how much He loves each one of us. We would never know the joy of Christ’s birth, the sorrow of His death, and the miracle of being grafted into His family and being justified through His blood. What an awe-filled gift He has given to us, a sinful and self-centered people who so often reject and ignore Him!
Truly, this is reason to rejoice!
(There’s a Song in the Air, Josiah G. Holland)