As you may have noticed, I changed the background of my blog. I did this so you could see the “snow” falling in the background! 😀 Ain’t it cute!
Opening gifts is nice and eating good food is even better, but don’t forget fellow believers to take sometime on this special day to give thanks to God for sending his only Son that we might “have everlasting life.” (John 3:16 KJV) As the years go by, Christmas continues to get more and more commercialized but we Christians who choose to celebrate this holiday, don’t have to let the wave of materialism wash over us. Instead, we can ignore the god of stuff and glorify the Creator of the Universe. He is worthy of our praise and adoration. Christmas is a time to reflect upon his coming to this earth as a baby to save fallen man from God’s wrath.
Take a look at this interesting verse of Charles Wesley’s hymn.
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Come, Desire of nations, come,
Fix in us Thy humble home;
Rise, the woman’s conqu’ring Seed,
Bruise in us the serpent’s head.
Now display Thy saving power,
Ruined nature now restore;
Now in mystic union join
Thine to ours, and ours to Thine.
I would say that this verse helps us to remember why Christ birth is such a joyous occasion. Charles Wesley recalls the words spoken back in the Garden of Eden:
I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and her offspring;
he shall bruise your head,
and you shall bruise his heel.”
(Genesis 3:15 ESV)
It is fun to sing and dance because of Jesus birth but we can’t forget that the reason for His coming is because of SIN. I don’t mean to turn this into a fire and brimstone post, but when we look at Jesus’ birth through the lenses of a REDEEMED SINNER, then we can truly wholeheartedly rejoice!
The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shone.
(Isaiah 9:2 ESV)
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
(Isaiah 9:6 ESV)
Have a Merry Christmas!