For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
The time had finally come. The prophecy, spoken through the prophet Isaiah, was about to be fulfilled. It was time for the Son of God, the Savior of the world to be born.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
~ Isaiah 9:6 ~
The world was about to be changed forever with the birth of Jesus Christ. His season here on earth was set in motion long ago and his purpose was clear. This baby boy, born of a virgin, sent from the Father in heaven was about to fulfill every prophecy ever spoken by the prophets. Would the world be ready? Would they receive Him as the One sent not to condemn but to save?
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. ~ John 3:16 ~
The Creator of all things, the Giver of life, puts on flesh to dwell among us. The Gift of all gifts!
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. ~ John 1: 9-12 NIV
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We observed his glory, the glory as the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
~ John 1:14 ~ CSB
Jesus, the Son of God, arrived not in splendor but by humble means. He did not come as the world expected, but came in the way the Father knew he had to come to us. He came in the flesh to dwell among us. Immanuel, God with us.
Are you ready to celebrate Christmas? Now, I am not talking about having the house all decorated, all the right food prepared, and the presents all under the tree. Are you ready to celebrate the birth of Christ? It is not about the presents, but His presence that is the true gift that we all are invited to receive. Have you received Him into your heart as Lord and Savior? The Gift is offered to all of us. So, let us come once again to the manger with awe and wonder at what God has done and may He be born anew in our hearts every day.
Hallelujah! Christ has come! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
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