THE MOST ANTICIPATED EVENT IN ALL CREATION
When Abraham obeyed God in leaving the safety and comfort of his relatives and country to a place where God would lead him, God promised Abraham that he would be a blessing to all peoples on earth (Genesis 12:3). God had already chosen from the beginning of time that it was through Abraham's descendants that the Savior, Jesus, would come, and it was through Him that all the peoples of the earth would be blessed. Several years later, the prophet Micah sent forth a message from God that the Savior, Jesus, would be born in Bethlehem. Micah 5:2 says, "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times." Then the prophet Isaiah sent a message from God that the Savior, Jesus, would be born from a virgin woman and would be called "Immanuel," which means "God with us." (Isaiah 7:14). Immanuel is another name of Jesus.
The birth of our Lord Jesus was the most anticipated event in all creation because it was through Jesus that God would save the world from sin. Jesus' birth is very significant to our salvation because we will never have hope of being forgiven of our sin without it. If God had other solutions to our sin, He could have stopped Jesus from coming to the world and dying on the cross. However, there is only one solution to our sin: the death of our Lord Jesus. With that, He had to be born on the earth. As we celebrate Christmas on December 25th, let us worship our Lord, Jesus, and thank Him for coming to us to save us from our sin.
Let us not forget that the meaning of Christmas is to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus. In the midst of the busyness of Christmas, let us worship and adore our Lord Jesus. Let us individually acknowledge our Lord Jesus with our appreciation and love.
Ask yourself these questions: What is the most anticipated event in the entire creation of the world? What is the meaning of Christmas? What is the most important thing I need to do on Christmas day?
Write down all the worries you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, thank you for sending your Son, Jesus, to save me from my sin. May you please help me never forget the meaning of Christmas. Lord Jesus, I adore and worship you. Thank you for coming to this world to save me. In your name, I pray. Amen.