From a missionary friend in Asia:
On Christmas day, we will gather in our churches and joyfully recount the Christmas story:
Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crown, when Thou camest to earth
for me; But in Bethlehemâ€™s home was there found no room for Thy holy nativity.
Heavenâ€™s arches rang when the angels sang, proclaiming Thy royal decree;
But of lowly birth didst Thou come to earth, and in great humility.Thou camest,
O Lord, with the living Word, that should set Thy people free; But with mocking
scorn and with crown of thorn, they bore Thee to Calvary.
However, for over 2.5 billion people from the almost 6,800 least evangelized groups, this Christmas will come and go, unnoticed and irrelevant, unless a Christian leaves his or her culture to proclaim, in a culturally sensitive way, that Emmanuel has come!
What can we give to Jesus this Christmas? ... We can increase our support of a missionary working among an unreached group. We can support a missionary working among an unreached group this coming year.
We can all pray for the unreached, so that next Christmas, theyâ€™ll join us in singing:
When the heavâ€™ns shall ring, and her choirs shall sing, at Thy coming to victory;
Let Thy voice call me home, saying, â€œYet there is room, there is room at My side for thee.â€