First of all, I dare say that there would be no Christmas if God did not love the world. Secondly, whether Jesus was born on December 25th or July 1st it doesn’t matter. The fact is that Jesus was born. Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days. – Colossians 2:16KJV. Don’t you just love the scriptures?!
When Jesus arrived on earth the angels declared mighty things concerning Him. (Luke 2:7-14). I will quickly point out a few things:
- The coming of Christ is the end of fear.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. (Luke 2:9-10KJV)
- The coming of Christ is the beginning of a new season; not just a new season but a joyful one. A season to receive good news.
- The coming of Christ is the season of peace.
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” (Luke 2:14NIV).
- The coming of Christ is the season of favor.
In addition to the above, the birth of Christ is a revelation of who we are in God. Life would have no meaning if we didn’t know who we are and Jesus Christ came to give us a clear picture of that. What does the birth or the coming of Christ mean to you?