What is Christmas?
If there never was a Savior wrapped in a manger.
What is Christmas without Christ?
We remember how the story goes yet, we find ourselves
caught up in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas preparations.
Have we lost the reason that we celebrate each year?
The Birth Of Christ
Luke 2: 7-12
She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger
because there was no lodging available for them. That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby,
guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the
Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said.
“I bring great joy to all people. The Savior-yes, the Messiah, the Lord has been born today in Bethlehem,
the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign:
You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”
I almost tear up as I once again read what Jesus has done for you and me.
Jesus was born to bring us life.
Salvation comes no other way; no other name has been or will
be given to us by which we can be saved, only this one.
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son,
so everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”
Yet, There’s the ache for those no longer here on earth. There’s the loneliness of relationships broken. The longing for peace on earth and joy.
Isn’t this the very reason the Word became human and made his home among us?
He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.
He came to seek and save the lost.
Let us remember how the story goes.
It is all about a Savior wrapped in a manger. This is Christmas because of Jesus Christ.
(Parts of this is taken by a song “This Is Christmas”)
Until next time, Pam