I wonder how many people who are at present flitting about
on buying sprees and making arrangements for meals, parties and celebrations
actually realize the true implications of Christmas. It would seem that many are not just
misinformed about God’s grand missive to the world but are actually blind to
Christ, which is the English term for the Greek word
Christos and the Hebrew word for Messiah, is even in the title of the holiday…CHRISTmas! Consider the songs that are sung, the cards which
are sent and the ultimate gift that was given by God…Himself. The NT Gospel of John in the first chapter
even speaks of God becoming flesh and dwelling among us. How miraculous. Even the OT prophets spoke
very powerfully of this day when God Almighty would physically enter human history. Consider these three well known passages:
Lord Himself will give you a sign:
Behold, the virgin
shall conceive and bear a Son,
and shall call His
(Isaiah 7:14 NKJV)
We celebrate the God who is present with us for Immanuel
literally means, “God with us.” He is
here, He is available, He will never leave us or forsake us and we are safe.
For unto us a Child
is born, Unto us a Son is given;
“And the government
will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be
called Wonderful, Counselor,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
(Isaiah 9:6 NKJV)
We celebrate the God who has power over all creation, can
heal the sick, raise the dead, forgive us of our sins and has power over the
Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall
come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are
from of old, From everlasting."
(Micah 5:2 NKJV)
We celebrate the God who is eternal and thus always lives to
intercede on our behalf and is not limited in fulfilling His promises.
It is Jesus, God in the flesh, we celebrate now but should
celebrate Him every day of the year. He came
to seek and save the lost, He came to redeem sinners and He came to forgive us
of our sins and give us eternal life. Jesus is the ULTIMATE GIFT and it is my prayer that you receive Him.