Christmas holds a special place in the heart of Christians. It is a time for family and friends to gather together and celebrate the birth of Jesus. We are very familiar with the Christmas story – sometimes it’s so familiar that it doesn’t hold the importance it once did. Have we lost the wonder of Christmas?
What is that wonder? That wonder is Jesus – God’s gift to us!
More than 2,000 years ago a tiny babe was born – in a manger in an obscure stable. Who would have guessed that this infant would become the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
God could have had his son born in a mansion with a host of servants to care for him, BUT He chose a lowly manger in a poor stable.
Who was around to experience that wondrous time?
Jesus’ parents were front and center in the Nativity story. Just imagine what they were going through. They both knew that this was a miracle – a divine birth from the very hand of God. It had to be a very scary time for them, as they were first shocked and then accepted the role they had in bringing Jesus to the world. What was going through their minds?
The star shone in the sky over the stable and the angels of God proclaimed the birth of Jesus, our Savior. The wise men and the shepherds both rushed to see the newborn babe, that God had made known to them. They all believed the promises of God and were eager to worship the newborn king – their Messiah. Can you imagine their excitement? Can you picture the awe of that marvelous scene?
Click the link to read the Christmas Story – Luke 2:1-20
Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s promise to send a Messiah who will bless all nations (Genesis 12:2-3). Long ago, men of God were looking forward to this promise. It was fulfilled when Jesus was born. We can look back at what the birth of Jesus meant to so many people centuries ago.
By faith, we are able look back and claim the gift God gave us. Through the gift of Jesus Christ, we have the hope of salvation. I think that’s the best gift in the whole world! Where are we? If we don’t believe and have no hope, what do we have?
Christ will return one day soon and gather his people. Are you as excited as the early believers were? Are you waiting expectantly? Are you ready? Is there room in your heart?
If you are a Christian, it’s time to rekindle your faith and live the life you are called to live. If you aren’t a Christian, Jesus is just waiting for you to reach out to him. Listen for His still, small voice……
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
from our house to yours!
I hope you enjoyed reading this article.
Be sure to check out another of my articles: Oh Me of Little Faith
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