Now it is time to celebrate the birth of our Lord. Granted, Jesus Christ was not technically born in December, and the three wise men actually didn't show up at his birth, but rather a year or so later. But splitting hairs is not what this is about. Christmas is a celebration of God made into flesh. An opportunity to honor the birth of the man that was born to die so that we may live.
There are many ideas regarding what following Christ represents, and I am here to tell you that I follow what is biblical.
Scripture states that Jesus Christ was born as a child. God made into flesh. The savior of mankind. The Messiah.
He has blessed me in many ways.
Some of you who know me well know that He literally saved my life, my marriage, and my soul. Perhaps sometime I will post the story about how I nearly died, and through God's grace, I survived.
Until then, let us celebrate Christ's birth.
Matthew 11:28-30 (King James Version)28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Luke 2:10-11 (King James Version)10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:14 (King James Version)14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Isaiah 7:14 (King James Version)14Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Matthew 1:23 (King James Version)23Behold, 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.
Isaiah 9:6 (King James Version)6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
John 3:16 (King James Version)16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.