We spend the days before Christmas trying to buy gifts, even the perfect gift for the one we love the most. Our concerns are centered around what kind of meal to serve for the family that usually has a long list of likes and don’t likes. Hurrying to the store several times, we rush in and miss the opportunity to say hello to a neighbor or stranger. I say it is time to, “Be still, and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10).
Christmas is about the One and Only Savior, Jesus Christ! And, let’s be honest…Christmas is not about us.
Christmas is the amazing story of a baby born in a manger when there was no room for he and his family in the inn. Jesus goes only to places that make room for Him.
Christmas tells us about the genuine response of simple shepherds to go and find the Christ. We can always find Jesus, for He made Himself available to all of mankind.
Christmas shows a teenage girl’s submission to God’s plan, which would save the world from their sins. Mary’s admission of obedience to the work of the Holy Spirit is the pinnacle of faith to the spoken Word of God.
Christmas reveals the hearts of Zacharias and Elizabeth as they walked faithfully in the plan of God for their lives. We relate to them as they wonder about the instructions from the angel of God to fulfill their destiny. By the way, each believer in Christ has a destiny.
All of these thoughts are found in the first three chapters of Matthew and Luke. Each account tells of the marvelous plan God revealed to the world. His plan was designed for you and me and all of humankind. The world must know about Him, so we are called to share the Good News of Jesus to others. Christmas is a prime opportunity to reach out in faith to the needs of others. Matthew 1:21 (NKJV), “And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
Be Blessed today!