Christmas, in short, but its effect endures.
Christmas is hope, to the redeem it represents a precious gift from God into the world through Jesus Christ, to be a gift of life and abundant blessings, to all who believe.
To the unredeemed, it is a hope that someday, they too may partake of the Father’s love and blessing.
Even for those who yet don’t fully understand the meaning of Christmas, for a child, Christmas is also a time of hope, to receive gifts and the promise of that which they desire.
Ahead of the hope is the promise and the dream.
Before Christmas came the promise. The promise of Christmas is the birth of our Lord. Isaiah 7:14
When we receive a promise, we are committed to undertake to receive that which is promised.
After the promise, comes the dream. Matthew 1:20-21 Therein, we receive a directional glimpse to the fulfillment.
We are driven by our dreams. Therefore, may it be centered on the Lord, for in Him we know there is the assurance of Hope.
He once gives Himself on a tree as a sacrifice that we may partake in the Father’s everlasting love and blessing. Today, as we celebrate Christmas, we gathered around the evergreen tree, not for the worship of the tree, but as Christ gives Himself on a tree as a gift for a blessing to all, thus, we freely share our gifts of love among one another at the break of dawn, at the evergreen tree.
Love grew where His Blood fell, today on Christmas day, as we uphold the Cross of Christ in our hearts, may we reap the benefit of His blood, which is now the life and the love we partake of as believers, in sharing and loving on Christmas day.
Merry Christmas and God bless you.
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, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
The Child is now the Savior, and on this day, we honor His Miraculous birth.
Let our joy be unconfined and let us sing with unrestraint, and let it reign, Christ was born, He lives, He died and lives again, and Christ is coming back. Until then, may our hearts merry in Christ, on this day and forever more.