I bring you good news
that will cause great joy for all the people.
Today a Savior has been born to you;
He is the Messiah, The Lord.
““Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests.””
Luke 2: 10-11, 14
Who could believe such a thing? Not only could they believe, they had waited earnestly, looking intently.
I love December, I love celebrating the birth of Christ our King! Our Savior! Our Redeemer! The One who fulfilled the Law, The One the Prophets prophesied about, looking intently searching the scriptures to learn when the things showed them might come to be, when The Messiah would arrive (1 Peter 1:10-11). Immanuel, God with us, mentioned in every book of the Bible. Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of a Peace (Isaiah 9:6). The babe born of a virgin, delivered to be our sacrifice, slain as the spotless lamb of God to take away the sin of the world (John 1:29), crucified as a sinner yet never sinned, rose from the dead, found worthy to break the seals and to open the scroll (Rev 5), soon returning King, The Redeemer of mankind; that is for all that would call on His Name!
The Light has come!
Who could believe such a thing? Well, here’s hoping to Heaven you do!
Was Jesus Christ The Messiah born in December? No, there are many proofs He was not born in December. Is the Christmas celebration wrong? I do not think so. There are many memorials and moed mentioned in the Bible.
Do I HATE the commercialism of the events celebration, oh yes. But I can’t let what the world does hinder the reverence and worship in my heart and I really pray you do not either.
Christmas is about setting aside a mass, a ‘celebration’ of God’s duly devoted, prophesied, heralded and fulfilled word coming to pass, Immanuel God with us.
In the beginning was The WORD, and The WORD was with God and The WORD was God. The WORD became flesh and dwelt among us ( Gospel of John 1)
Christmas is about Christ, and we who celebrate, celebrate Christmas everyday.
Christmas delivered the gift that keeps on giving.
Have you received “The Gift of Christmas?”
“Here’s hoping to heaven you do.”
“A glorious night yes I’ll say
When shepherds heard the news
Today in the city of David
Good News, God’s gift was delivered for you.”
(Excerpt from Out For Delivery poem © laurette laster)
God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you ShalomUntil next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette