|In that day there will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, "HOLY TO THE LORD " Zech. 14:20|
You have now prepared for Christmas and are now ready to receive, and participate in, the celebration of it. Christmas is not only an event, it is the spirit of generosity and deep, abiding joy.
No matter where you are in the world, Christmas is a special time. I have been in the Dubai airport in United Arab Emirates and enjoyed the decorative red and gold lights whispering of the coming Savior. There are beautiful surprises that are hidden our traditions; they explain this holiday’s meaning. Even the pagan celebrations involve an element of a hidden treasure inside of an obvious gift – but we Christians hold the truth.
It is an amazing privilege entrusted to us - to be bearers of so great a secret.
|I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, |
All year long we can whisper of it, but Christmas is the time we can sing it out loud.
He is here, He is here…
The Messiah that we have been waiting for has arrived! He was promised from the beginning of time and He is the perfect plan of God. Jesus was born because everyone needed a Savior from our condition of sin.
Here’s the secret: He is the perfect representation of God. God invested himself into us, into mankind.
Because of Christ Jesus, the Messiah, we are reconciled to God, our heavenly Father. He was born in lowly and humble circumstances, and gave us an example of how we should live. No matter how much wealth we can accumulate it is nothing compared to heavenly glory, which is what He left to become incarnate.
Love. Humility. Adoration. Joy.
The life we are now living is lit up by a Redeemer who came to us to fulfill a promise. All other gifts are nothing in comparison to this one; all other joy is dependent on this.