In order to believe in the true meaning of Christmas, we must by faith believe in miracles. If we could count the number of times that Christmas was predicted in the Old Testament, it would be staggering.
Christmas was the arrival of the long-awaited Messiah to the Jewish people. The first 39 books of the Bible are really all about the coming of God to earth. Of course, the arrival was so humble, so unusual, so opposite anything anybody would dare to dream.
In several verses, God predicted that He would be rejected upon His arrival. Here’s just one:
Christmas was so underwhelming to the natural, logical thinking person that it became easily missed. This newsletter is intended to encourage all of us to see Christmas with awe and wonder.
The Creator of the universe (the God who is all powerful, all knowing and all present) confined Himself to a human body beginning with Christmas and ending with Resurrection.
All 33 years of the life of Jesus Christ was supernatural. God was Emmanuel – God With Us. God came to seek and to save that which was lost namely every single human being on the face of the earth for all time (past, present and future).
Christmas is in the center of this mind boggling drama of the supernatural entering the natural world and becoming the firstborn of a new family of believers. This Christmas story transcends time because God is Perfect and is the same yesterday, today and forever.
God is not bound by time but He voluntarily entered our time out of love for us. He existed before time and He has no ending. But our time is running out unless we grasp the will of God for us. He wants us to live forever with Him.
The question is simple. Do we accept the Christmas story as a myth or a miracle?
Our highest universities have determined that the only thing that matters is science. If it cannot be tested, measured and proven, it is not relevant. But, God has thwarted the intelligence of the intelligent by doing the impossible. Christmas is a supernatural event that swallows the natural. Christ is an Infinite Being who conquers the finite. There is nothing, absolutely nothing. that God is unable to do.
Jesus said that unless you became like a little child, you could not enter the kingdom of heaven. Wow! Are we humbled by Christmas? Are we in deep reverence for the revelation of God in the Bethlehem Babe?
Do we see His purpose for the world and for each one of us? He came to enter our hearts and bring eternal life to a lost and dying world. God so loved the world that He gave His Son that whoever would believe would not perish but have eternal life. Don’t miss Christmas! Your life is a gift that God gave you with your natural birth but there is a second birth that God desires for you that is a supernatural birth!
Perhaps these lyrics help us see our position of gratitude for what God has done for us. He was born to give us Second Birth!
“Glory to the new-born King;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild;
God and sinners reconciled.”
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With angelic hosts proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem.”
Christ, the everlasting Lord:
Late in time behold Him come,
Offspring of a virgin’s womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,
Hail th’ incarnate Deity!
Pleased as man with man to dwell,
Jesus our Immanuel.
Hail the Sun of righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Ris’n with healing in His wings:
Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that man no more may die;
Born to raise the sons of earth;
Born to give them second birth.
Fix in us Thy humble home:
Rise, the woman’s conqu’ring seed,
Bruise in us the serpent’s head;
Adam’s likeness now efface,
Stamp Thine image in its place:
Final Adam from above,
Reinstate us in Thy love.