As we make our way through celebrating the amazing birth of our Savior, here us an important reminder:
Let’s not get so caught up in things going on around Christmas that we lose sight of the biblical truth . . . you and I were born into this world with a problem. We didn’t cause the problem and we can’t fix it. It is called “sin.”
We inherited that problem from Adam and Eve’s poor decision making in the garden (Genesis chapter 3). Man has tried to fix the problem on his own all the way back to the Garden when Adam and Eve sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves loin cloths to cover their sin.
But God’s answer to that problem in the garden was and is the “shedding of the blood of the innocent on behalf of the guilty” when in Genesis 3:21 we read that God made them garments of skin and clothed them. God’s answer to that for you and me was the “shedding of the blood of the innocent (JESUS) on behalf of the guilty (you and me) on the cross.”
So as we celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas season may the words of John 3:16 to speak to your heart:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” HE is the answer.
I love the the song, “Mary Did You Know?” Think on these rearranged words written by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene, then celebrate the entrance, the humble birth of the Savior of the world this season.
Mary, did you know that your baby boy . . .
will walk on water?
will save our sons and daughters?
has come to make you new?
will give sight to a blind man?
will calm a storm with his hand?
is LORD of all creation?
will one day rule the nations?
was heaven’s perfect Lamb?
has walked where angels trod?
This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you. The blind will see, the deaf will hear, the dead will live again. The lame will leap, the dumb will speak the praises of the Lamb.
And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.
The sleeping child you’re holding is the Great I AM.
Does it make you want to fall on your knees in humble praise? If not, please seek Jesus today. He is there in your heart. And he IS Christmas.