“God voluntarily created us. He gave us the highest privilege of being His image bearers….we are not turtles. We are not fireflies. We are not caterpillars or coyotes. We are people. We are the image bearers of the holy and majestic King of the cosmos.
We have not used the gift of life for the purpose God intended. Life on this planet has become the arena in which we daily carry out the work of cosmic treason….No traitor to any king or nation has even approached the wickedness of our treason before God….
When we sin as the image bearers of God, we are saying to whole creation, to all of nature under our dominion, to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field: “This is how God is. This is how your creator behaves. Look in his mirror; look at us, and you will see the character of the Almighty.” We say to the world, “God is covetous; God is ruthless; God is bitter; God is a murderer; a thief, a slanderer, an adulterer. God is all of these things that we are doing.”” R.C. Sproul
Praise God for being kind and gracious with us by sending Jesus. May we not trivialize Christmas but embrace the reason Jesus came into the world….to redeem and restore his image bearers.