True Meaning of Christmas By Jeanne Theriault
Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders and he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Christmas is a season of great joy. It is a time of God showing His great love for us. It is not about Santa Clause, reindeers, jingle bells, or mistletoe. Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of Christ. God sent his Son Jesus into the world. His life story is truth, and love.
It all started when an angel appeared to Mary and told her that she would give birth to a son. The Holy Spirit would come upon her and the Power of the Most High would over shadow her, and that he would be called the Son of God .Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, she gave birth to her firstborn Son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger. There were shepherds living out in the fields watching over there flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified, but the angel said do not be afraid I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For a Savior will be born to you he is Christ the Lord. Then suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel praising God and saying Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests. Then the shepherd went to Bethlehem to see this thing that has happened which the Lord has told them about. Then they found Mary and Joseph and the baby who was lying in the manger. When they saw him they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. Then the shepherds returned glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen. (Luke 1:29) (Luke 2:4-20)
The true meaning of Christmas is all about Christ, God sent His only Son to bring us salvation. Christ is the ultimate gift to the world.
Prince of Peace, Wonderful Counselor, Immanuel God is with us…..
Lets look at Christmas in a new way this year, as we get closer to Jesus we will have peace and joy for He is waiting for us to give our hearts to Him.
Thank you Lord that you are the gift to world you sent your only Son that whoever believes in you shall not perish but have eternal life. This Christmas we celebrate your birth with great joy For Jesus is the reason for the season. Amen