Christmas is certainly one of the most celebrated holidays throughout the whole world. Today, more than ever, I believe it is important that we, the church, vigilantly declare the true meaning and purpose of our celebration. It is the birth of the child spoken of in Isaiah 9:6 that we are remembering and observing.
[quote style=”boxed”]For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:and the government shall be upon his shoulder:and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God,The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)[/quote]
Jesus is that Son given to every man, woman, boy and girl throughout the whole world.
Have you ever forgotten to write a tag on a Christmas gift? Have you picked up a gift from under the tree and wondered who it was for? We don’t have to wonder who Jesus was given to or why God gave us this special gift. God wrapped His gift, Jesus, and placed him in a manger. The tag on His gift said “To: (Your Name Here).”
Try to imagine God looking through time and sending His Son just for you. How amazing is that? Everything that Jesus is, was, and ever will be along with everything that Jesus did, does, and ever will do was sent directly, specifically, and individually for you. You and I are the reason for God sending His gift! You and I are that important to God.
It’s as if there was only one person on the planet earth, you, and Jesus was sent just for you. To heal you, to save you, to bless and prosper you. Wow, that is something worth celebrating!
Let’s make sure that we celebrate Jesus as the best gift we’ll receive this year. Let’s recognize the supreme sacrifice of love that God the Father sent: Jesus, the Son, as His gift to this world.
Make sure that Jesus is the focus of your Christmas.