This year we had massive protests in Lybia, Egypt, and Wall Street that were all organized on Facebook. We had tsunamis in Tokyo, tornadoes in Missouri, and flooding in Thailand. Bin Ladin was announces dead, the war ended, and we finally got Obama's birth certificate. The Mavs won the finals, Ron Santo's in the Hall of Fame, Pujols is an Angel, Crosby's back on the Ice. The world fell in love with the royal wedding and under the spell of Pinterest and The Hunger Games.
How colorful and exciting this year has been. But after reading all of these lists over the last week I have come to conclusion that every single one of them has missed the most important event of the year. An event that changes the way we live everyday, but most often goes unnoticed. Not a single event this year can match the fact that in 2011, Christ still saved lives and changed hearts. The victory over sin is still won and those who know that victory still lived free in 2011. It is the only event that is on the top ten list year after year, and nothing can beat it. Nothing is more beautiful or miraculous.
So as you make your top ten list from this year, do not neglect the amazing work that Christ is doing, and has done in this world and in your life.