Jesus Is The Reason For The Season


Gerard_van_Honthorst_001Jesus is the reason for the season – It may a trite statement, but from that statement I would like to pose a question. What is the reason for the season? We can find some possible answers in two verses in Matthew. Matthew 1:23  gives us one reason for His birth.

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

The baby Jesus was God in the flesh. The birth of Jesus fulfilled the prophecy from Isaiah 7:14, His name was to be Emmanuel – God with us. Matthew 1:21 gives another reason. Why did Jesus come? He was to be the sacrifice for our sins.

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Two reasons for the season – Emmanuel: God incarnate as the Babe in the manger – Jesus: the Savior of mankind.

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