Matthew 1:21, “You shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins”
2 Corinthians 9:15, “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift”
The Bethlehem crowd was all concerned about a census and the power of Rome.
They had no idea whatsoever that the infinite infant Son of God was asleep in their little town.
Only a few shepherds hurried to see Him who was born in a stable.
And as they left, they glorified God.
We can get so caught up in the commercial busyness of the Christmas season that we overlook how great a gift this little Babe really was. Only when we remember that His sacrificial death for our sins and His resurrection from the grave were His destiny do we recognize His value to the human race!
Then we can exclaim, “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”
It’s the night before Christmas, and I thought it appropriate to get you in the right spirit for this Christmas season.
The fictional character of Santa Claus has become an integral part of the celebration in our culture because he symbolizes gift-giving, the centrepiece of most holiday gatherings.
But…..what is the best gift ever?
A lot of people believe Christmas time, is the time for the spirit of giving.
As admirable as that spirit may be, there is something much more grand and life-changing to believe in.
At Christmas we need to focus on truths like these:
(1) The prophecies of Jesus’ birth (Isaiah 7:14; 9:1-7)
(2) The miracle of Jesus’ conception (Matthew 1:18)
(3) The perfection of the holy Christ-child (Luke 1:35)
(4) The mission of that baby boy (Matthew 1:21)
The Creator of the world miraculously became a man on that Christmas morning so He could provide us with the gift of eternal life.
Did you read that?
THE CREATOR OF THE WORLD….................. He created the world……
So….. because the Lord Jesus, God’s Son, became a man, He can identify with our trials and temptations. He understands the heartaches, pain, and difficulties we face.
Since “He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted” (Hebrews 2:18).
And because He was without sin (Hebrews 4:15), He was able to die in our place as the perfect sacrifice for our sins (Hebrews 2:14-17).
During this upcoming busy Christmas season, let’s take time to remember in awe and wonder what Jesus Christ did for us. He was born that we might be rescued from eternal death! Just think of that……eternal death!
We so deserve death…..but….He rescued us from death…..
To make Christmas complete this year, “Celebrate the baby, but trust in the Saviour.”
The best gift in the world was wrapped and placed in a manger.