A Christmas Message

You are not alone!

Matthew 1:23“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

When studying the nature of God, you will or should begin to realize that we are never alone. God is always with us. When Jesus was born, incarnated, it was God’s message to us that we are never alone, and by this gracious act our finite minds could then comprehend “God with us”.

Now some might believe Jesus was incarnated to provide a manger scene, or to show us how to live morally, or to glorify people like Mary or the Apostles or even to start a church, but this was NOT the reason. The sole reason Jesus was born was to die on the behalf of His children, and by this merciful act He would redeem them from their sins.

Yes, the Christmas message was always about REDEMPTION, not a manger scene. Jesus left His eternal throne to redeem His children including Mary who gave birth to His incarnation. The Roman Catholic Church would beg to differ as they strive to keep Jesus as a perpetual infant in Mary’s arms, making Jesus much more manageable than “God with us”.

Jesus grew, He became an adult while still being fully God coexistent from all eternity. His mission was fulfilled when He was put to death and then 3 days later rose again, providing an eternal pardon to those who would place their faith alone in Him!

Forget about Santa and his reindeer, forget about the secular caroling, the eating and drinking and merriness, rather celebrate Jesus Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords who by His first coming redeemed His children and by His second coming someday will usher in a new world and heaven where these redeemed children will live with Him forevermore! It brings the actual meaning of “Merry Christmas”.

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