‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.’ (Luke 2:14)
Who would you least like to make an enemy of? Your boss? The Headmaster? Your landlord? The Bank Manager? Your mother-in-law?
The bad news is that we’ve already made an enemy of the most powerful being in the universe: the God who created it all. He created us to live in fellowship with him: to know him and love him and enjoy him forever. But when we ignore him and live our lives without reference to him he is rightly angry with us. We make an enemy of him and bring ourselves under his judgement.
But God loves us so much that he sent his one and only Son into the world to end the hostility between us. This baby, born on that first Christmas day, came to reconcile us to the God who made us. He came into the world to bring us peace with God and to make it possible for us to know him as our heavenly Father and friend.
And the great news is that we don’t need to wait. We can enjoy a new relationship with him today.