Around 360,000 new babies are born into this world every day. Can you imagine all the celebrations that are taking place right now over these new born children? Now also consider that the majority of human beings also celebrate their birthdays each year, that’s a huge amount of birthday celebrations going on each day! Births and birthdays are extremely important to us all. But out of the billions of births that have taken place in the history of the world there was one birth that changed everything and that is why we celebrate Christmas – or the birth of Christ. Any proper study of the Christmas story will reveal the most amazing of truths:
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14).
In the Christ child, born of a virgin, was the embodiment of divine glory, grace and truth. Out of that one birth would eventually come many spiritual births for whenever one truly puts their faith in Christ they receive a new spiritual birth – they become born again! Who would have ever thought that the grace and love of Almighty God would be demonstrated in the birth of a tiny vulnerable child? From the cradle to the cross everything Jesus did was for our benefit, he was born for us, he lived for us, he died for us, he rose for us, and he now lives evermore to intercede for us. Jesus is God’s gift to mankind.
What do you want for Christmas?
This is a question that will be asked millions of times in the next few weeks. But everything we could ever want, need or hope for as human beings is already found in Christmas and its message of glad tidings. This season amid all the celebrations, the Christmas services, the shopping, the holidays and the gathering of friends and families – draw close to Jesus and let his grace and truth fill you to overflowing – it’s the surest way to have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year! God bless you all this Christmas time!