And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord (Lk. 2:10-11 KJV).
Christmas is the celebration of the birth of the Savior. If there is a day in the history of humanity that needs to be celebrated, it is the day that Christ was born into the world. The birth of babes brings tremendous joy, but the birth of Jesus was not a typical birth. It was the birth of the Word made flesh, born into the natural world.
The angel who announced Jesus’ birth said “for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people”. It was a moment of joy and celebration. Our God is a God of celebration. He loves to see His people having a good time, in the Lord! Christmas is not a feast to mourn. It is a feast of rejoicing! I think some adults need to learn how to celebrate what God has done from the kids. No doubt the scripture tells us to be like children!
However important the celebrations are, we must remember that Christmas is not about the food, drinks, music, and other goodies that gladden our hearts. It is about the birth of the Son of God. Just a few minutes to think about why the Savior came, can make the difference between empty festivities, and a meaningful celebration of Christmas.
Why did the Savior have to come? Think about the process from the incarnation, to His birth, death, and resurrection-all so that we might have life. Refresh and renew your minds with the meaning of Christmas.
APPLY THE WORD
God does not like hanging around sorrowful people any more than we do. He likes to be celebrated! Think about His goodness to humanity, and do not hold back on joy and celebration in the Lord!
Pray that this Christmas, Christ will be unveiled to you like never before.
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