Luke 20:11,12

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Today many Christians are celebrating the good news of the birth of Jesus Christ…God’s only son who came to earth to save us from our original sin… a permanent from separation from God. His birth made it possible for us to have eternal life in heaven with God and also for us to be able to have Gods Holy Spirit inside of us and for us to have an abundant life while we are here on earth.

This day…Christmas…is a wonderful reminder about the miracle of Christmas…the celebration of Jesus birth….but this is not the exact day He was born.

Why didn’t God let us know the exact day? We will never know the answer to this question until we get to heaven but this is just my thoughts:

I believe God wants us to take in the entire events of Jesus time on earth with the main focus on the thing He reminded us to do which is to take communion often in remembrance of the sacrifice He made for us. It’s good to tell the Christmas story and I’m so glad we do and I believe it’s a very important celebration….it marks the day that God came to earth….Immanuel!

To me…it’s important when thinking about Christmas…to take in the whole reason as to why God did this….to ponder His whole purpose for coming to earth. God came to earth, grew up into a man, did amazing miracles, allowed Himself to be brutally tortured and killed and returned to heaven and now awaits for the fruit of His labor…which is us who have repented of ours sins and accepted His Son Jesus as their Lord and Savior. It is the whole picture of the birth of Jesus that we should ponder.

Christmas means something!! It was the beginning of a promise made to man. A promise that was kept. Christmas is a gift…the most special, expensive, costly gift anyone could EVER give anybody….A promise of a baby to be born who is God who actually walked this earth….God was here for 33 years…He was with us. God truly cares for us!! Can you imagine that the God of the universe…the creator of all…this powerful, Holy being would actually come down here just to save us? Don’t you feel special? Don’t you feel so blessed? Don’t you feel so good as we celebrate the birth of the promise fulfilled? Do you get the whole picture?  I do……..

Oh my God…Oh my God…what you have done for me!! Oh my God….my Lord….my Master!!

Oh my God…How you must love us!! Oh God…when I think about this love you have for your creations and how you’ve done everything in your Holy power to make sure we would be with you forever…I melt under the power of that love. Will we never understand how much you love us in these mortal bodies. The depth of your love for mankind is unfathomable. Oh how much you love us!

Christmas is the expression of your love. Thank you Lord for Immanuel. Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests! His favor rest on everyone who reads this blog. Do you know you are highly favored? Merry Christmas! May the peace of God be with you all!

Message for today: Ponder the whole time of Jesus 33 years on earth…that started with His birth. No matter what day it actually happened…we can surely say…CHRIST… THE KING OF KINGS AND THE LORD OF LORDS… WAS BORN ON A GLORIOUS DAY and we celebrate that day on December 25th…..”HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!!!!! We love you!”