Monday, December 27, 2010
Some More Christmas Thoughts
Okay, so it's a couple of days after Christmas already - but I hope you don't fall into the retail trap or turn your mind quickly to other matters. Let's keep our minds focused on the humility of Jesus Christ's birth on earth for many days yet to come.
"Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn." - Luke 2:4-7
This Jesus, who was so simply born in a humble manger, just as any other baby would be born in this life is the One who will "...swallow up death for all time, and the LORD GOD will wipe tears away from all faces, and He will remove the reproach of the people from all the earth; for the LORD has spoken. And it will be said in that day, 'Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us. This is the LORD for whom we have waited; let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.'" - Isaiah 25:8-9
I am so grateful that Jesus came to bridge the gap that has been caused by sin! "But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace . . . " - Ephesians 2:13-14a
May you continue to be amazed at the beautiful, true meaning of Christmas during the days and weeks ahead! Merry Christmas!