Friday, December 23, 2011

The Real Meaning of Christmas

Luke 2:6-11
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
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.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.


These verses describe the birth of Jesus Christ and it is the celebration of His birth that is the real meaning of Christmas. It is not about presents, trees and food it is about the birth of  Jesus Christ. According to the Bible, Jesus is God in the flesh, so Christmas calibrates God himself coming to live among mankind and in fact becoming a man.

As important as the birth of Jesus Christ is his death on the cross, burial and resurrection 33 years later fulfilled the Saviour portion of verse 11. By his death, burial and resurrection, Jesus satisfied divine justice providing the way for man to come to God and escaped result of our rebellion known as hell.

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Remember to keep Christ in Christmas!

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