There is a reason for the season and that is Jesus Christ. His birth signifies the greatest event to ever take place on this earth. Nobody has done more than Jesus, our Lord. It is a great honor to remember Him. As we read God’s Word, we are taken back a little over 2000 years ago to the historic event. It all started with Mary receiving a visitation from the angel Gabriel. She was told, 2“thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest.” What a wonderful thing to take place in Mary’s life. She surely was chosen by God, in order to be the one to raise the King of Kings. Though she didn’t see how this was possible, since she was a virgin, the angel helped her understand. 2“The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” It wasn’t an earthly father that could deliver the Son of God to mankind but God himself. His Spirit did a miracle in Mary’s life to bring this to pass. As is written, 2“with God nothing shall be impossible.” This is a miracle and Mary accepted it fully when she said, 2“be it unto me according to thy word.” If we could all submit to God in this fashion this world would be a different place.
Soon after this visitation, the angel also visited Joseph. He told him to not fear his wife’s pregnancy for what she is carrying 1“is of the Holy Ghost.” The angel also told him to 1“call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.” This was very important, for Jesus did come to save us all by dying for us on the cross. It was soon after this that they journeyed to Bethlehem. Though there was no room in any inn, they found a humble barn and Mary 3“brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger.” While this was happening, shepherds were tending their sheep. In that moment, an angel of the Lord appeared to them and said, 3“Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” As this message was delivered, 3“a multitude of the heavenly host” came 3“praising God”. They then proclaimed 3“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” After this amazing angelic visitation, 3“they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.” They then told everyone about the birth of Jesus, and left praising God. Surely, this birth was miraculous in all forms of the word. Thank You Lord for coming, in order to save us all from our sins.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I am so humbled to just think of Your miraculous birth. I am honored to know of what You have done for me. It is awesome to know that You came down to save us from our sins. Thank You Lord. I am forever grateful. People of all generations will praise Your Holy Name for what You have done. Your sacrifice for mankind will never be forgotten. It gives us a promise of a new life. Your birth signifies great love for everyone. It gives us hope that never fails. It brings a smile to my face just to know that my Savior has come. This day was glorious, in every right. I will forever rejoice in my glorious Savior. Glory to God for my Savior has come. I am a new person because of You. There is true love in my life because of what You have done for me. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Matthew 1:18-25 (KJV)
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.
22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.
2 Luke 1:26-38 (KJV)
26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
3Luke 2:1-20 (KJV)
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.