We’ve made it to December, welcome! Here’s the overview. The time of the month and year where it’s the most essential out of all months—Christmas and our Lord. Though it is also Advent for 40 days, it’s a preparing process where we wait for the birth of Jesus in a commemoration form. We pray too. Of course, there’s more to it than waiting.
December and Christmas isn’t a month to celebrate with festive and cookies only, although I wouldn’t mind expressing the satisfaction of eating cookies. However, Christmas is a celebration not of just family and presents, but the sole factor of our Lord and Savior’s birth. Moreover, the Father bestowed Him to us from the beginning of time. We can finally stop lamenting and rejoice that He can now save us through the incarnation of Jesus. In John 1, it talks about God coming into the world He created, and none of the people recognized Him—His people come to reject Him.
I particularly like these verses as well,
“And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21 (NLT).
“But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12 (NLT).
“They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.” John 1:13 (NLT).
“So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.” John 1:14 (NLT).
You see, we are surrounded by darkness, even at a beautiful time of year, even at that time where it was beginning. We must fix our eyes on who it is to come, the Christ. We have something to look forward to. God was silent, and many felt like He was ignoring them. He wasn’t. Things weren’t right in the world, and they still aren’t. At that time, God couldn’t save His people without the most amazing thing to had graced this Earth. That’s why God wanted things to change and, for once, makes things right. He can save His people now. He was cooking up a plan that would change everything so drastically it would add more of a glorified mystery we wouldn’t be able to understand. God’s glory shines bright, we didn’t deserve all that He had done for us, but God thought we did as He gave His Son to us.
God had come into the human form. Why? To minister, save His people from their sins, show the faultless truth, instruct, make things justly, teach everyone the values of life through intelligent parables, to make things right. And last but not least, show us through Christ Jesus we have a Heavenly Father who gave His only Son Jesus that ones who come to Him can be saved and have the chance to live an eternal life. That for generations to come, we can tell people of the Messiah—in celebration and praise.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 (KJV).
Lastly, just when you deem to believe a thought that God isn’t there, He is, actually, even closer. There are times when we need Him now, this second, and you drift off to thinking He won’t, but yet He is. I believe that if you allow yourself to God to make you a beacon this Christmas season, I’m sure He will do that. Because honestly, we could need that more often, especially Christmas on the horizon.