Christmas


images“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14).

“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7).

One of the songs that our choir sang during our Christmas cantata was “What is Christmas.”  It is a very mixed up “mess” of a song.  Everyone–sopranos, altos, tenors, and bases–are just singing all different things, and it makes for a very confused mixed up “mess” of a song.  Is this what Christmas is about?  For me sometimes it does seem that way. I am shopping, looking for that right gift for a particular person, baking, putting up decorations, or attending parties fellowshipping with friends and family.  The list goes on and on.  It becomes a very busy month. I need to take time, s l o w  d o w n, and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.  Please join me…

My God loved me so much that he sent His son, the Lord Jesus Christ.  To be born in a manager … not a warm cozy home but a stable. I can see the Mary holding her precious son, wrapping him in swaddling clothes, Jesus, God’s only begotten son, the Savior of the World.  I then look to His life here on earth.  Walking with and teaching men how to live their lives to serve His heavenly Father, our heavenly Father.   Not an easy road.  Not all men wanted to hear what our Lord Jesus Christ was saying. But he did it in obedience to his Heavenly Father who loved us so much.  Then Jesus on his final journey here on earth, took that road that lead to the Calvary cross.  But it didn’t end there–He is now in Heaven with our Heavenly Father preparing an eternal home for all who believe and trust in Him.

There is a family tradition that we started about 16 years ago. Christmas Eve we have a Birthday Party for our Lord and Savior, Jesus.  This is a wonderful family time, and it is something we all look forward too.  We gather our family around, and my husband will read Scripture, usually Luke 2.  Please take some time with your family in God’s Word reading the wonderful “Good News,” the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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