Yesterday was the close of the study of "Hidden Christmas" by Tim Keller. Keller reveals insights of the real meaning of Christmas by the various responses of each human's first knowledge of the news (usually from angels) about God's coming. In today's language a supernatural encounter.
So how would you react to a supernatural encounter? Terrified; Amazed: Disbelief; Humbled; Fearful; Confused; Curious; .....
How do you react when someone describes their personal supernatural encounter (like the Shepherds, Wise Men etc.)? Yeah right; Crazy; Dreamy; I'll give you a pass on this one; I believe you;
Who do you trust or respect when they witness to their theories/beliefs and philosophy of the unknown? Scholars; Leaders; Clergy; Scientists; Friends; Family; Strangers;
All of these were questions our group wrestled with and even answered. The evening ended with the final question:
Someone today approaches you and asks: "What does Christmas mean to you?"
Embedded in your answer is the revelation of your Hidden Christmas, and your story is in fact your encounters in life revealed to someone questioning their unknown and trusting your answer.