I love that the true JOY of Christmas begins with a beautiful baby born two thousand years ago in the middle east…..a baby boy that is God, and made Himself to come in human form. Our God, who is great in glory and might, and humbles Himself to become a baby….our story is already beautiful! But there is incredible joy in knowing that’s not where it ends! This beautiful baby was born for a purpose……the Salvation of all mankind!
One of my favorite Christmas songs this season has been “This is Amazing Grace” by Phil Wickham and Jeremy Riddle. And you may be thinking….umm, not sure that’s a Christmas song? But, in my mind, it totally is. Jesus came as a baby for the purpose of redemption. And it doesn’t stop at Him being born, or him dying our death on the cross…..but begins at the resurrection- Christ conquering death, and giving us life.
My biggest joy this season is the Salvation that I have in Christ- and I desperately hope that is your joy as well! The greatest gift we could ever receive is a right relationship with God. That is the true beauty and hope in Christmas. Jesus was born, that we might receive eternal life.
He humbled Himself, He fulfilled prophecy, He was misunderstood and mistreated, He was tortured and falsely accused, He was killed…..and He ROSE AGAIN!
“I have come so that they may life….and have it to the full!” ~John 10:10
I hope that beyond the Christmas music, the gifts, the cold weather, and the yummy food….all of us are able to keep in good perspective what we are really celebrating, and to be able to share that with others! Merry Christmas!