THE WONDERFUL STORY OF CHRISTMAS

 

The story of Christmas is a wonderful story of the amazing love of God to humanity. Jesus is the central Theme in the story. The word Christmas was coined from the word ‘Christe Mass’ which means the celebration of a Christian feast or festival. It was first celebrated on December 25, 1038 AD.

 

However, the story did not just begin on earth at a remote village called Bethlehem in Israel a little over 2000 years ago. God coming in human form was a replay of events carefully planned by God in heaven before the world was created, “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He (Jesus) was chosen before the creation of the world but was revealed in these last times for your sake” (1 Peter 1:18-20 NIV). This means that the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ had happened in heaven before the world was created. So the events of Bethlehem were just a replay on earth.

 

You may ask the question, “Why was it imperative for Jesus Christ to be born into this world?” The story goes back to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, a place of abundance and fellowship with God. This sweet fellowship was broken when Adam and Eve sinned and were driven away from Eden. The sin of Adam affected all human beings, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). This sin created a huge gap between God and man which must be bridged before fellowship could be restored. This was why God sent His son to the world at Christmas, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

 

God had to send His Son in human flesh (John 1:14; Philippians 2:8) because that was the only way man could understand His message. For example, how can a man warn an army of ants of impending danger of flood or fire that was about to destroy them? If he shouted, the ants could not understand. The only way he could communicate with the ants was to become an ant himself. This was precisely what God did, “God who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son (Jesus Christ) (Hebrew 1:1-2).

 

The mission of Jesus on earth was to reconcile God and man once again, “God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting their sins against them, (2 Corinthians 5:19 NIV). Do you hear that wonderful news? God is not counting your sins against you because He sent His son to you at Christmas to die in your place, “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust that He might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18). Because of this, we have been forgiven all the sins we have committed, “For He will abundantly (generously) pardon (Isaiah 55:7). This is the wonderful story of Christmas.

 

Friend, the one critical question God will ask everyone when we get to heaven is this, “What did you do with Jesus Christ, my wonderful gift at Christmas?.” When Jesus was to be born in Bethlehem, there was no room for Joseph and Mary in the inn. Jesus was therefore born in a manger. Over 2,000 years later today, millions of people have no rooms for Jesus in their lives although they participate enthusiastically in the festivities of the Christmas season. No vacancy sign is there.

 

How about you? Is there room in your life for Christ? If you accept Jesus now, you will spend eternity with Him in heaven in unspeakable joy full of glory. If you reject Him, you will spend eternity tormented and crying in hell fire with the devil (Matt. 25:41)). The decision is yours.

 

If you want to receive Jesus Christ, God’s wonderful gift at Christmas into your life, please pray this prayer sincerely, “Lord Jesus, I believe that you died for my sins and you were raised for my justification. Forgive my sins and cleanse me with your precious blood. Come into my life and be Lord forever. Thank you Jesus for saving me”.

 

 

 

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