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Christmas Is About Jesus

     There is always a lot of discussion about the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas isn’t about nostalgia or memories. Christmas is not “for children,” nor is it merely about creating a “spirit of giving” or a “season of cheer.” Certainly, there’s nothing wrong with these notions in and of themselves, but Christmas is a celebration of heaven-sent, life-altering, world-changing truths. God came to us. He became like us, He lived to redeem us, and He died to save us. Christianity alone is the story of how and why God came to earth. Christmas was the moment of His first appearing, His incarnation.

And what an appearing it was! Though austere and humble, it was also monumental and grand – a supernatural choral announcement by the heavenly host appearing in the sky, speaking to men and proclaiming by the thousands; a star that shone marvelously bright and sat still in the night sky; kings that traveled for years and miles to give gifts and to worship. This was no ordinary birth!

Today, proud new parents send out email, post Facebook announcements, and update Twitter; but no mass circulation of good news can compare to God’s miraculous Christmas proclamation. The birth announcement of the Christ child was sent to the far reaches of the universe.

The Gospel of John opens, stating: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God,” then declares, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” To appreciate the magnitude of the greatest Gift, we must know the Word and treasure its promises…His promise. As we know the Word, we can know the Christ, the image of the invisible God who never changes. Christmas is about Jesus, the perfect Gift, who came to our world out of love to be our Immanuel…God with us.

Christmas Blessings from our family to yours!



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