Christmas is celebrated, because a baby boy’s birth brought hope into our world more than two thousand years ago. It is very appropriate to celebrate the virgin birth of Jesus because of Who He is. Who is He? He is God’s only begotten Son given because God loved the world so much that whoever believes in Him shall have eternal life.
If we remember the Reason for the season, then we will trust Jesus to be Lord of our lives. If we miss the true meaning of Christmas, then we will miss the greatest gift ever given. The One True Living God loves us enough to provide the Way to save us from our sin.
This free gift costs us nothing, cannot be earned, and needs only to be accepted in faith. If you have not received Jesus Christ as Savior, then I pray that this Christmas season you will see Him for Who He is — the Light of the world, the only Hope for humanity, the Prince of Peace.
Seek Him, and you will find Him. Begin searching the Good News of the Gospels in the Bible, the New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. God’s Holy Spirit will help you if you seek Him with all your heart.
No matter what heartache this troubled world brings in 2023, you will be blessed beyond measure if you find the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Jesus Christ is the only hope for the new year and for eternity.
May you have a blessed Christmas and a new year full of hope!
“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest in His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.“ (Isaiah 9:6)
“You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13)
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
“Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness but will have the Light of Life.’” (John 8:12)
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.’” (John 14:6)
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
“In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flocks by night. And an Angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the Angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, Who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’
And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, ’ Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.’
When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, ‘Let us go straight to Bethlehem then and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us.’
So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph and the baby as He lay in the manger. When they had seen this, they made known the statement which had been told to them about this Child. And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart. The shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen just as had been told to them.” (Luke 2:8-20)