It’s the wonderful time of the year that we call, Christmas. Christmas is actually, Christ-mas, a special celebration of the birth of our Savior on this earth. And although December 25th is not the actual date of our Lord’s birth, it is the official date chosen to celebrate this supernatural event around the world. Let’s look to the Word of God to find our reason to celebrate this special event.
In John 3:16, in the Amplified Version of the Bible we read these beautiful words about a Savior, “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.” God so loved us that He gave to us a Savior, Jesus who saves us from evil. What an amazing gift! And it is a gift that needs to be unwrapped by faith and shared with others.
Then we read in First John 4:10, “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” This precious gift of atonement from Father God, wrapped in the love of Christ has the power, the ONLY power to reconcile a sinful people back to a holy God. This reconciliation was made possible to us through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ through the work of Calvary.
We read in the Christmas story in Luke 2:11, (NIV), “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” The true Christmas story is about the birth of Christ, our Savior who is the true Messiah, the anointed one, who comes from heaven to earth, who was born of a virgin, named Mary to redeem us back to the Father.
And in Matthew 1:21 we learn of His purpose through His name. It says, “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins.” (NIV) The name that is above all names, Jesus means “God saves.”. And this is our reason to celebrate Christ-mas.
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