It’s my favorite time of the year – Christmas! I believe in the Christ child and what His birth meant for our world, so I wanted to give Him the credit he deserves and hopefully deliver a topic that’s fit for a King.
In my home growing up, it was a tradition to read Luke 2:1-14 aloud on Christmas Eve and I’ve continued that in my own household. It’s always been one of my very favorite passages from the bible.
The bible contains several prophecies concerning the birth of the Messiah that Jesus fulfilled at His birth:
Promised through the seed of Abraham
Promised through Isaac
He would come from the tribe of Judah
Born in the family of Jesse
Born from the house of King David
Born in Bethlehem
Born of a virgin
Worshipped and presented gifts by kings
Worshipped by shepherds
His birth would cause weeping (Herod called for the killing of boys 2 and under)
He would have to flee to Egypt for a time
He would be called Lord
Here are some of my favorite things about Christmas:
The beautiful lights
Red and green peanut M&Ms
Giving gifts to others
In this season of love, let’s not forget that there are so many who aren’t as fortunate as others and may need that extra care and support to make it through. That may come in the form of financial help, food, warmth, or even just your company. The overall message of the season is LOVE. So let’s spread it all around.