Steve Sauder is president of Emporia's Radio Stations, Inc. the owners of KVOE-AM 1400, Country 101.7 and Mix 104.9. Steve has been in a leadership position with ERS, Inc., since 1987.
Christmas is tomorrow. We all know the story, but one has to wonder what if a reporter from CNN had been in Bethlehem that night.
It might have sounded like this:
CNN: So Joseph, you are the father of this new born?
Joseph: No, not exactly. Actually, I am Jesus step-father.
CNN: So, who is the father?
Joseph; That would be God.
CNN: Excuse me are you saying God is the father of this chikd? Do mean the God with a capital G?
CNN: How did that happen?
Joseph: It’s called divine conception.
CNN: Okay, am I to believe God made arrangements for the birth of his son to be in this stable?
Joseph: I’m not sure, but I am sure we have a healthy baby boy.
CNN: Are you expecting visitors?
Joseph: As a matter of fact, yes we are. Angels are expected and some shepherds and Wise Men and maybe Three Kings.
CNN: How will they know where to come?
Joseph: God created a guidance system. I think it’s a star.
CNN: So Joseph, what are your plans? Will you return straight back to Nazareth?
Joseph: Well I think we may take a detour down by the river and maybe even visit Egypt before going home.
CNN: Do you think the Son of God will be a normal child?
Joseph: No I don’t. My expectations are he will offer new leadership for the world. Jesus’ life will be sacrificed so all people will have an opportunity for grace and eternal lives.
CNN: That would indeed be incredible.
Joseph: yes, that’s true – the entire story is incredible and that’s why, I think, it’s called Christmas. It is an incredible time marked with food, gifts, singing, love and much celebration!
Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King.
This is indeed incredible!
Merry Christmas, I’m Steve Sauder.