First Christian Church of River View

 The Church with a Smile & an Open Door.


    Biologically, the birth of Jesus should not have been able to happen.  Mary was a virgin.  Strike one.  Scott touched on this last week during his communion meditation.  How can God be three people at the same time? Strike two.  There are roughly 300 prophecies in the Old Testament about the Messiah; Jesus fulfilled every one of them.  Statistically that is impossible.  Strike three.  If this was a baseball game we’d be walking to the dugout.  But it is not!

   Matthew 18:2-4 tells us: He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them.  And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

   When parents tell children something; make a promise to them; the child believes it with their whole heart.  God our Heavenly Father has given us His Word his promise, that everything in the bible is true. Although we have never seen God physically; have not spoken with Him face to face; have not felt His physical touch; we believe the bible to be true.  We have faith like a child has in his or her parents.

   It does not matter what kind of pitch the “world” throws at us. The “world” cannot strike us out when we are in the batter’s box, swinging for the Father. We do not have to explain the virgin birth, the physiology of the Trinity, or the mathematical probably of the prophecies.  All we have to do is believe that what God tell us is true, to place our trust in The Christ who was born and died for our sins, and to have faith like a child!