The hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations are underway. Gifts to be bought and wrapped. Cookies to be made and decorated. Trimming the Christmas tree, stocking up on food, food, food for the endless meals and get togethers. Santa seems to be everywhere: in the stores, at the malls, on the streets. Children line up for a chance to see Santa and ask for those precious gifts that they are waiting for ALL year long.
Where is the line to see Jesus?
Are we taking the time to tell the greatest story ever told? Teaching our children and grandchildren that a child was born in Bethlehem so very long ago?
The story of the birth of Jesus is a miraculous one. Jesus was not born in a castle and treated like a prince but rather born in a manger with cattle for an entourage. No wonder everyone thought, “This cannot be!” The expectation was one of loud trumpets and ceremonial robes, befitting a King!
Yet our Saviour had a humble beginning.
It was God’s intention all along for our Savior to come to this earth and be fully God yet fully man. Incredible isn’t it? God loved the world so much that he gave his only begotten Son. (John 3:16)
This Christmas season, let’s take the time to stop and gather our families together to tell the story.
Come and celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ.