Christmas can be summarized in 3 words “God with us” or “Gift of Grace” or” Gift of Love”
Isaiah Chapter 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. We tend to put our attention on human birth of Christ rather than His Deity who He really is “God with us..that is what Emmanuel means. It means that we are not isolated from a God who sits on a distant throne. He came to be with us in human form eating like us and wearing the clothes and so on,when Joseph and Mary called Him by his name literally living among us. The message of Christmas is that we are not alone but “God with us”
Luke Chapter 1:26,27 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee,named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin`s name was Mary. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary:for thou hast found favor with God. 31, And,behold,thou shalt conceive in thy womb,and bring forth a son,and shalt call his name Jesus. 35.And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee,and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Gift of Grace Luke 1:50 And His mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation God Accepted Jesus`s perfect life as a fitting payment for all our sins. 77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. for each person who turns and seeks God`s truth, a new journey begins. These are our first steps on a continuing journey. We know that life includes troubles.continue to have struggles,but when we walk with Him we are never alone or forgotten. God helps guides,and gives us grace for life.Each of us in a relationship with him becomes a new person imperfect but forgiven and given hope each day.
Gift of love: We have been given this gift 2000 years ago. John 3:16″ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” So our relationship can be restored Jesus was the only one who could meet his demand for a perfect sacrifice. Only He was sinless.( Hebrew 9:11-15). He willingly gave himself on the cross. God accepted His sacrifice and raised him from the dead. This gift is truly free to everyoneand at all time.
The Savior has come bringing forgiveness and hope, and He is deserving of all the worship with Praise and Thanksgiving 1 Chronicle 16:8-15 Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually. Remember his marvelous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones. He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth.Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations
May we continue to fix our eyes on Christ this season
Glory to God in the Highest