Unto us a Child is given…
Isaiah 9:6 foretold of Messiah’s coming:
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
According to Luke’s gospel, we read that the angelic annunciation of the birth of the Savior of the world came not to important dignitaries or kings, but to shepherds tending their flocks in the middle of the night.
Glory in the Highest
8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.
10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
15 So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.”
16 And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.
17 Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. 18 And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.
20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.
Do you really want to know the REAL reason for the season?
It’s all about our learning to put first things first!
It’s about our learning to reconnect with the Source of our life.
We have to learn to:
TRUST IN GOD
– not people
DEPEND ON GOD
– not yourself
LIVE FOR GOD
– not the world
Because you see, God is the Creator and Author of ALL things, in both heaven and earth; and it is because of that fact, as our Creator, that He comes before all things and is above EVERYTHING!
We must remember and understand that because He is God, then He gets to make those decisions, He make the rules and He calls the shots.
And so the Christmas message is all about God forgiving and reconciling His lost children back into His family; but before that could happen, there had to be a price paid.
A Saviour who would come, and offer His life in our stead, and pay a debt we owed, but could not pay.
And so the message of Christmas is that God loved you enough that He redeemed you; and He did that by sending His only begotten Son to die a cruel death and pour out His life’s blood on Calvary’s cross, all in order to pay our penalty and to seal the deal and guarantee our place with Him in eternity.
As Christians, we also need to know and understand why God created us, why He gave us our life and placed us on the earth?
It’s so that we could learn that God ALONE is our Source, our True North – our Abba-Father, in ALL things; and this faith walk, in this pilgrimage journey called our life on this earth, is all about our learning to trust Him as such!
God speaking: “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, My soul shall have no pleasure in him.”
His name is Yeshua Ha’Mashiach, aka Jesus the Christ-Messiah; accept no substitutes!
Come join the Adventure!