Day 25: Christmas Day!
I hope you all have had a delightful Christmas day! Today we celebrate the birth of the Messiah. This past month we have shared a new post with you almost every day, from crafts to devotionals from recipes to poems, we have posted a lot recently. But since today is Christ’s birthday I would like to spend this post focusing completely on Jesus. His birth, his life, his death, and his purpose. Isaiah 4:9 says,
“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.”
This verse tells us of Jesus’s birth and about the man he will become hundreds of years before he was even born. It says that he was going to come to earth as a baby. God gave of us the greatest gift of all time in the form of a vulnerable infant. The world was waiting for a powerful savior and rescuer, but God sent an inconspicuous little baby. While the entire world was caught up in business of everyday life, they missed the birth of their Deliverer. Why? Because his birth was so indistinct that the world needed to watch and wait even to be aware of his arrival. For thirty years Jesus lived a modest, low-profile life as a carpenter’s son. He faced the problems every human has, such as illness, pain, and temptation.
Then when he had grown into a young man, he devoted his life to serving others. He gave of himself for the human race continually, until finally he made the ultimate sacrifice. He died a horrible, violent death on a cross. Simply because he loved you and me, and wanted us to live with him in Heaven. He died the death we deserved, when he took our sins upon himself. Three days after his death he rose from the grave, and came back down to earth to spend time with his followers. Even before and after his death on the cross his entire life was about giving to other people, because he was the perfect gift.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ~Romans 6:23.
Merry Christmas! ~Ally