In reverence do I write about the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ this day. Jesus is everything to me and to quote from Matthew about His magnificent birth brings chills all throughout my body. Surely, Mary was chosen to bring into the world the son of the Highest. Through the Holy Spirit could this miracle take place. The angel Gabriel told Joseph all this would happen in a dream. This dream happened after he heard that Mary was pregnant, of which the baby was not his own. Thoughts of leaving her came into his mind until he had the following dream. It is written, “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. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. 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.” (Matthew 1:18-20)
The angel Gabriel revealed certain things about Jesus, who would shortly come into the world. That He is the promised Messiah, of which would save His people from their sins. He is called Emmanuel, which means God with us. Jesus is God and everyone that encountered the Lord in His lifetime saw this about him. It is written, “and she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 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. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.” (Matthew 1:21-25) This is a true story! Jesus is the most important person to ever have been born. He truly is God with us, even now in our time. In saying this, I ask that you give your life to Jesus today if you have not already. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that we will come in unison this day in singing praise to You. I am in awe just thinking about Your magnificent birth, Jesus. Surely, You came just as scripture states. That You are Emmanuel, which means God with us. Of course, I would have loved to have been around when You were on earth, Jesus, but having Your awesome presence with me now will suffice for now. I just can’t wait till I am able to see You in heaven. On bended knees will I fall down and worship my King. Until then, I wish to proclaim the name of Jesus to every person I know. It is my heart’s desire to help more and more people know about You and Your gospel message of the cross and resurrection. Be with me in these efforts. I cannot go forth and cause anybody to leave behind what is false to come to Your truth without You. I also cannot cause anybody to leave things behind, in order to follow You. My words are meaningless unless You are with me doing the work. Lord, guide me in the ways I should go. Lead me from temptation. I will follow You and not the things of this world. I love You more. In Your Name, I pray, Jesus. Amen.