“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6 NKJV)
Let us be reminded that as we celebrate the BIRTH of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we also celebrate our REBIRTH in Him.
Because He came, we became NEW CREATIONS in Him ♥️. Old things have passed away. Behold, all things become new. We leave the past behind, be thankful and treasure what we learn. Enjoy what He is doing at present and hold fast to what He is about to do.
Because He came, He is Christ IN us, the HOPE of glory Who gives us a confident expectation that something good is always at hand because we have a GOOD, GOOD Father.
Because He came, we became His holy habitation by the power of His shed blood that cleansed, sanctified and justified us by the power of His resurrection so that He can manifest Himself in and through us.
Because He came, we have eternal life. The flesh profits nothing, but the Spirit gives life.
Because He came, L♥️ve came, filled our hearts and made us whole that makes everything else be ADDED to us.
Because He came, JOY is infused in our hearts that gives us strength, for a merry heart does good like medicine.
Because Jesus Who is the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, He redeemed us from all the curse of the law, that we may receive the promise of the Holy Spirit by faith.
There are countless benefits of Jesus’ coming, Emmanuel – God with us, and we are not to forget them nor take them for granted. We receive them by faith that we may experience them in our lives.
“Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And FORGET NOT ALL HIS BENEFITS:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” (Psalm 103:1-5)
Jesus is the Reason for the Season! There is no celebration of CHRISTmas without CHRIST. His coming demonstrated God’s great love for mankind that we who receive Him not only has a nothing-missing, nothing-broken, nothing-lacking earthly life, but He also gave us everlasting life in Him, where we can no longer be separated from Him.
If there is one take home thing we have as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’s, it is to experientially KNOW that “YOU and I ARE L♥️ved by the One Who is L♥️ve Himself”. And it is His perfect L♥️ve that casts out all our fears away. He is WITH us, FOR us and IN us.
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39 NLT)
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for Your great love for me that You sent Your only Begotten and Beloved Son Jesus Christ in the fullness of time. He became Man so that men and women who believe in Him can become Your sons and daughter, fully accepted, approved and embraced by You. Thank You Jesus, for Your great love that You never withheld Yourself from becoming a Man, for the JOY that was set before You seeing me and all those who believe in You becoming eternally part of God’s family, calling Your Father, our Abba, Father. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for opening our eyes to see the beauty of the finished work of Jesus Christ, making us new creations in Him, living a new and blessed life that was made ready for those who believe in Him. Amen.