This is a repost from years back that still speaks to the Wonderful Gift of Christmas! Jesus Christ is the Star of Christmas. His birth is why we have and celebrate Easter. His birth is what made the way for our redemption through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Without Christmas, there will be no hope of an eternity with God. Christmas literally brings the whole world together. The message of Christmas transcends ages. The message of Christmas is timeless. The message of Christmas is captivating. The message of Christmas is transforming. The message of Christmas is profound love in action. Here are three focal messages of what Christmas means to so many people around the world.
Christmas is a message of redemption: Matthew 1:21 “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins." The birth of Jesus was the doorway to our redemption. He was born to save us; as part of God’s magnificent plan for humanity. Without Christmas, there is no Cross and no Resurrection. Christmas is central to our redemption.
Christmas is a message of love: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. God’s deep love for His creatures warranted an action that validated His love for us. His own beloved Son, not another creature, but His own Son, God sent demonstrating how deep He loves to have us back to Himself. By believing on the Person of Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross, we can be saved and have eternal fellowship with the Creator of the universe. This is profound love in action.
Christmas is a message of adoration: Luke 2:15 “When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." God made sure the shepherds were part of His plan of Christ’s birth. The shepherds paint a great picture for us on what adoration involve. Luke further explains to us in verse 20 that “the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.” Part of the wonder of Christmas, is the privilege God gives us to see promises manifested. When this happens, we have this longing of adoration to God because of His faithfulness. It’s an adoration that keeps us fixed and awestruck on Him. May we as sons and daughters of God, never tire of adoring our LORD! From our family and team have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
For The Cause of Christ,
Drs. Johnson & Feyi Obamehinti