Happy birthday to our Lord and Savior – Jesus Christ. It is the birthday of Jesus that we celebrate on Christmas Day and He is the Reason for the Season. Sometimes with all the commercialization, Father Christmas, gift buying and distribution around Christmas, we tend to forget the real reason for the holiday that we are celebrating and lose sight of Christ.
The season is about a God who loved you so much that He sent His Son to die in your place. It is about the love that the Father and the Son has for you. God demonstrates His love for us through His Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Romans 5:8: says “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners Christ died for us”. It is God’s demonstration of how Jesus, His only begotten Son came to reconcile us to God and also to each other. The love that God has for us manifests in that He would send His Son to redeem us from the curse of sin.
Brothers and sisters in Christ, the season is about the gift of salvation that God is offering to you through His Son – Jesus, to redeem what was lost. Jesus allowed Himself to be put on the cross to pay for our sins. This is the greatest gift that God could give to mankind. Without the blood of Jesus, there would be no true forgiveness of sins.
Another reason for the season is service – to seek and save the lost. Jesus Christ said in Luke 19:10. “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Sin separates us from God; sin puts us at war with God. This verse tells us that we make peace with God through Jesus. Jesus came to give life to us. Without sin, there would be no reason to come. Our greatest need was not money, pleasure, or technology, but forgiveness – So God sent us a SAVIOR!
Beloved, Jesus as your counselor is always available, He gives you His undivided attention, He comforts you and guides you in the right way. With Jesus our Mighty God – there is power and wealth in His name. He came to give us power, authority and wealth through His Word and by His example. He came to give us eternal life and direction through the Holy Spirit. You are heir with God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ.
Children of the Most High God, Jesus is the Prince of Peace. There is peace in the name of Jesus, to calm the storms of life. Jesus invites us with open arms to rest in His word and His ways. The kind of heart problems most people have are spiritual and require the healing touch of the Savior, Jesus Christ the Lord, who was born 2017 years ago in Bethlehem. When they let Jesus into their hearts, they will be able to proclaim with joy that Jesus is the Reason for the Christmas Season. When Jesus was born, there was no room for him in the inn, just as there are times when people do not let Jesus come into their hearts (Luke 2:7). Will you accept Him and be moved to take Jesus up on His offer of salvation?
PRAYER POINT: Lord, I thank You for coming to earth to redeem me. May I live in peace and harmony and follow with all determination the message of Jesus.