“Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, good will to men, I bring you good news of great joy to everyone.”
Christmas is a day for us to remember God’s merciful love. Through Jesus, we come to know who God really is. He is Love. God’s love is extended to everyone. That fact is this: Christmas is solely about God. Christmas is about God fulfilling his promises, saving his people, coming to us as one of us in Jesus. The truth can be so easily missed. Christmas is nothing but Jesus. And if Jesus is not in Christmas, then Christmas is nothing at all!
What a wonderful time of year it is as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! For centuries, lives have been changed one by one through the powerful grace and mercy He offers to those who will simply accept what He did on the cross over 2,000 years ago.
A baby had been born and this baby was the demonstration of God’s love for us. The baby in the manger was proof that God loved us, and that His love was deep enough to make a way for us to know Him. Being born in such a place is God’s way of showing that Christ comes to us in all sorts of human conditions earthy, smelly, broken and accomplished. No matter what we’ve done or haven’t done, God comes to be with us in Jesus Christ where we are in life, and out of his great love for all humanity.
That night in Bethlehem when Jesus was born, the angel announced good news of great joy to all people. This year we celebrate Christmas with our hearts. It is our hope and prayer that we will focus upon Christ not only in this year’s celebration but also in whole the new year to come.
I pray that all of us who state we are Christian can kneel in humble prayer before the Christ. His divine love coming into the world and allows us the opportunity to initially experience God incarnate with awe and joy.
A merry and blessed Christmas
Blessings in Christ,