Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, The Lord.
Today is it. We celebrate Jesus, the greatest gift every given to us. Despite all the chaos and stress, Christmas comes and goes. Sometimes it feels like just another day but it shouldn’t. It's a time to stop and reflect. The way I make the most of it is where I put my focus. It could be on hosting dinner, finding the perfect gift, attending a record number of church services or it could be on Jesus. I will never give or receive any better and greater gift than that baby born to a virgin in a cave stable 2000+ years ago. He is the True Reason for our celebration. God has out-gifted us all.
Jesus coming down to us is the good news but we can’t understand or appreciate the good news without the bad news. The bad news is that we are all sinners, born into Adam’s family of sin (Romans 6:23, Romans 5). We want and try to be our own saviors because we think we have it all right. The truth is we are farrrr from getting it right and getting into heaven. God can’t be around unholiness meaning He can’t be around people who don’t have Jesus in their lives to wrap them in His righteousness. Without Jesus, we face death and separation from God. With Jesus, we might face trials and sufferings for our beliefs but we have a hope that last forever, the hope of heaven and God waiting for us, preparing a room for us to live with Him forever ( 1Peter 1:3-4, John 14:2-3).
Jesus was born to die for us. He is the Perfect Lamb of God to pay the price—death, for all of our sins. He is the Messiah, the long awaited one. He fulfilled many scripture prophecies that night He was born. All of Heaven was waiting and rejoicing. Angels were crowding in to see their Creator born on Earth. What a sight that would've been to be a shepherd when the heavenly hosts were praising God. We will see that one day :)
So today as you look at the Baby in the manager, also look at the cross because that is what He was looking forward to for you. Is Jesus the One you have been waiting for in your life? Is He your personal Savior? Run to Him because He is waiting with open arms in love to receive you. How will you praise Him for saving each one of us? What words of worship will you offer Him on this Christmas Day?
Merry Christmas and Enjoy the Day with your family celebrating our Lord!!!
In His Love,