A CHRIST-mas Message

Friends, it’s that time of year where we rejoice and celebrate the birth of the most important person this world has or ever will experience; and that is the birth of the CHRIST, our Lord and Savior Jesus of Nazareth. This season marks the 2013th year of celebration since Jesus was born a baby. Unfortunately, just as His birth went barely noticed, with the exception of Mary, Joseph and three shepherds in a distant land, from a worldview perspective, His birth still goes largely unobserved. Christmas has become more about trees, Santa, reindeers, shopping, and the giving and receiving of gifts. Many still have missed that this day is the most significant day for mankind. God the Father sent forth a Savior as the final atonement for the sins of the world.

The birth of Jesus by Mary who was a virgin not only marks a new testament of redemption, but it sends a strong message of God’s redemptive plan of restoration and forgiveness. The very notion that The Holy Spirit would impregnate a woman whose birth canal God cursed at the falling of Adam and Eve, in and of itself, speaks volumes of the forgiving nature or our God. God not only, came through the birth canal of a woman, but he allowed a woman and man to raise, train and nurture the Christ, the only begotten Son of God. What trust, what love, what redemption, what forgiveness!

As CHRIST-ians we don’t celebrate Christmas as the world does; we know the great sacrifice of our God and we rejoice most especially on this day for his birth, death, burial and resurrection. We celebrate all that He is. For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, and The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6) Therefore, let us who are CHRIST’s lift Him up in our hearts, in our minds, in our souls, and with all our strength. Let us hearken to the voice of the heralding angels as they sing Glory to the New Born King. Let us rejoice and sing to this King of kings acknowledging His great love wherewith He loves us. And Let us not forget to share this glorious Good News, with someone who is not aware of what the true celebration of CHRIST-mas is all about.

Have A Joyous CHRIST-mas,

Pastor Aldridge

Posted in Encouragement, Grace, Love.

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