Every year at about this time, I refer back to my post of a few years ago that I called, The Battle Cry of Bethlehem. It is my attempt to contextualize the Christmas story by pointing out the con- frontational nature of the coming of Jesus. Recall that the Creator announced His response to the attack on the human race that took place in the garden. It was a declaration of war. God assured all of creation He would not leave Satan’s provocation unanswered. He said He would invade Earth with His own presence and assemble an army to drive darkness from the world. The apostle John said, “For this purpose the Son of God was revealed: to destroy the works of the devil.”
Here’s the original post. There will be more to come during this advent season.