For unto us a Child is born, unto to us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder, and His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.~Isaiah 9:6 NKJV
Just like Easter, Christmas will never be canceled or shoved aside as just another holiday to be missed.
We can never blot out the true Christmas, celebrating the birth of Jesus. In fact, we can celebrate this timeless event whenever we choose. Christmas is worth celebrating every day. We are not keeping a tradition, but remembering when God interrupted the ordinary and showed us the miraculous.
God humbled Himself, choosing to come as a baby who depended on His mother to sustain His life. He did this so He might share in our humanity and demonstrate that He understands our weaknesses and shortcomings. Jesus is the eternal gift. God gave Himself to provide a way for us to have a relationship with Him, fulfilling Isaiah’s prophecy.
Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son and shall call His name Immanuel.~Isaiah 7:17 NKJV
An angel announced Jesus’ coming to the shepherds. But a multitude of angels appeared after that, praising God and giving Him glory. Wise men saw a star that led them to the Christ child. They brought gifts worthy of a king: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Then, they laid them at the young child’s feet. These were symbols of His majesty and recognized His royalty.
This first Christmas was no hum-ho celebration. Neither should ours become ordinary. It doesn’t have to be glitz and glitter but a bowing of our hearts to embrace what God has done for us. Jesus gave the greatest gift of all–Himself–by choosing to come as a baby. He didn’t have to share in our humanity, but He did. That’s how much He loves us.
In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.~John 4:9 NKJV
Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, suffered, died on Calvary’s Cross, rose again on the third day, ascended into heaven, and now sits at the right hand of God to intercede for us. Yet, one day, He will come again. Therefore, He deserves our total surrender.
Have you given your life to Jesus Christ? Is so, how can you totally surrender to Him?
Lord Jesus, I am thankful for Your love. Right now, I surrender my life to You and ask You to be my Savior, Lord, and soon-coming King. Help me to live every day surrendered to You. I am in awe of Your majesty and grateful You are my friend. Thank You for caring about me and loving me enough to die on Calvary’s cross for my sins. I also thank You for rising victoriously and preparing a place for me in heaven. Amen.
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