"She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
Christmas is a memorable time of year. Although this may not be the exact date that Christ came into the world, it is a time that the birth of Christ should be etched in the minds of all who celebrate Christmas. Yet, it is so easy to get lost in everything but the true significance, meaning, and sole purpose for the holiday.
In the Old Testament, the birth of Christ had been foretold by the prophets and many who heard anticipated the soon coming Messiah. Some of the anticipation was an eager and welcomed arrival; however, others either doubted or attempted to prevent it. Herod, the king, favored the latter. He was deeply troubled after hearing of the birth of Christ and sought to kill the Christ child. After Christ was born, Herod sought Christ’s whereabouts. He ordered that every male child two years old and under be killed; however, Herod’s plan failed.
The birth of Christ to this day continues to be welcomed by some, but it also continues to trouble others. Many, like Herod, attempt to prevent the celebration of the birth of Christ and the true meaning of the celebration of the Messiah coming into the world with various distractions that keep our minds away from why Christ came to earth. As you celebrate this Christmas season, enjoy the beauty of all that the holiday entails by purposing in your heart to celebrate Christmas for it’s true intention, which is Christ coming into the world to save His people from their sins.
Have a Merry Christmas!
"Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,