11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Something special has happened. I’m not sure we can even comprehend its meaning or the total ramifications. Even though it happened 2000+ years ago and we have the Newer Testament which gives us details, this event is more than we can ask or imagine. For unto us, a Child is born; Unto us, a Son is given. And the government will be upon His shoulders. The Prince of Peace has come to us. It is a present-day event as He is still with us. Are you walking with Him?
It is the anniversary of Christ coming into our world. It is just the beginning. He would walk the earth for more than thirty years and show us how we should live. He would offer all people the greatest gift ever given. Some would scoff and say it is too good to be true. But it is for real. Jesus offers us the gift from the Father of eternity spent with Them in paradise. In fact, you can start enjoying the benefits of that life in the here and now. You see, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. It is within you. Today, you can start enjoying love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Wow. All that is available to us now because of what Christ has already done at the Cross. Remember the reason for Christmas is Christ and His love for you. That’s why He did what He did. It is finished!
Lord, there is no way we can thank you enough for all You have done for us. However, we would like to spend our lives trying. Lead us in the paths of Your Holy Spirit to be who You call us to be. And help us to shine Your light so others can find their way to You as well. In Your name we pray.
Robert “Dr.Bob” Springer
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