At last, finally. . .
This joyful season has come again
The Birthday of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ of Nazareth, born in Bethlehem.
Little did we know, on that day, God had sent His Son.
And for what purpose?
To save us all from Sin.
When I was a boy, I had always thought, “Gee, it’s finally Christmas Day. Mummy is sure to get me new toys to play.” I had that thought whenever it was Christmas time, and that this joyous occasion was about having new things every year. Either my parents or Good Ol’ Santa Claus would give me new presents every year. It was when I matured, both physically but also in faith, that I learnt that Christmas isn’t only about getting things. We are actually celebrating the Birth of Christ. Thus the name, Christmas or the original concept of it: Christ-Mass.
Christ-Mass, the celebration of the birth of the Son of God, who came down as a Man. We get the biggest present of all time: The Grace, Love and most important, the Forgiveness of God.
Why would He send His Son down or why would He Himself come down, to die for our sins?
John 3:16 “ For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.”
Yes, for God so loved the world and His children, that He sent His only begotten Son to save us all from sin, to guide us from darkness, back to the path of light. Jesus was born, not in an inn but in a manger. God, in the flesh of a man deserved to wear the robes of the Roman Emperor or be born as Royalty or Nobility, but Jesus was nothing more than a humble carpenter. The God-man who would win the hearts of many people, heal the sick, allow the deaf to hear, allow the blind to see and allow the dumb to speak. He, who would later give Himself to die for our sins. A God who died for the sins of His children.
This Christmas, let us celebrate and worship him. Let us offer Him the inn and the kingly robes, in our very heart of our soul. May we receive His love, grace and His forgiveness this Christmas.
Merry Christmas everyone, and good tidings be with you. Let us receive Jesus. God Bless you all. Let us also pray for the victims of the Christmas Market Crash in Berlin and for the people who cannot celebrate Christmas freely without fear of persecution in places where celebrating Christmas is forbidden.