Christmas and its meaning don’t only entail presents, a tree, family, togetherness. It signifies the birth of the Lord. With all these things—a Christmas tree, gifts, friends, family, togetherness, love now means something. Without having the Messiah in mind on Christmas and its traditions, it has no real meaning. Christ is Christmas, and our hope was bestowed to us by the Father. He came down into the human form to correct things and make things right for once and for all. By God, we are saved. God is with us.
Today on Christmas, we celebrate Jesus with our family tradition of a feast with togetherness, rejoicing, and love. We are thanking God for Jesus. Our world can’t be dark now. Darkness can’t be genuinely dark as there is a Light, there is a truth, and a hope that outshines the darkness. God is good and deserves praise.
“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).
“Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us'” Matthew 1:23 (NLT).
I certainly hope all of you out there will have a great Christmas and feast with your family. This year was a challenging and rough year for many. But as we close out this year, let us not forget that God has the final word. Let’s reflect upon the goodness and faithfulness He’s shown us before flipping to the next page. May God be with you all.
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