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This coming month’s schedule will be crammed with parties, gift-giving, and re-connection with families. Calendars may be so jammed with commitments that the real reason for the season might be missed. We don’t know the exact date for Christ’s birth, yet behind the tinsel of Ole’ St. Nick the real purpose of celebrating Christ’s birth has merit beyond the entire consumer chaos of December.
The message is simple: Jesus was born in a humble environment on Planet Earth to resurrect hope for humanity. Nothing in this world can save us from death, only Jesus. His name actually means that He came to save us from our sins (Matt 1:21) and walk alongside human companions to model a lifestyle of service (Matt 20:28). In A.D. 31 Jesus’ ultimate service punctuated the ground outside Jerusalem on Calvary’s cross when He died so we might live.
There is a definite purpose to celebrate His birth—even His name Immanuel features the thrill of companionship from His incarnation. “They shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, ‘God with us’” (Matt 1:23).
However, there’s another crucial frame in the Jesus’ documentary. It’s His Second Advent. Jesus is coming again to take us to His house that where He lives, there we may be also (John 14:1-3).
Friend, won’t you join me this holiday season in determining to be prepared for Jesus’ soon return? The chaos surrounding us directs our thoughts to the angel’s message to the shepherds on those Bethlehem hills of old. “Fear not, for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 1:10,11).
Why not intersperse your holiday plans with a study about this blessed hope? Go to the tab on this web page, “My Way to Jesus.”