Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in the United States. On February 7, 1964, the sensational musical group landed in New York and took America by storm. Reactions to the Beatles were quite varied. Throngs of young girls shrieked and swooned at the sights and sounds of the young British quartet, thinking the group was the best thing ever. Others saw the band as a fad that would quickly disappear. The Beatles have indeed had a lasting impact on our culture. Popular music would never be the same.
About 2,000 years ago, the Son of God arrived in flesh on the Earth. He caused quite a stir and drew large crowds. Opinions of Jesus were mixed. Some confessed him as Lord and Savior. Others dismissed him as unimportant. Whether you accept him or reject him, Jesus Christ has had a lasting impact on the world. Humanity will never be the same.
“He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”—John 1:11-12.