Oh Lord, it is with praise and honor that I come to you in remembrance of Your birth. Yes, Jesus, throughout the year I look to You in faith, but this time of year is different. I love it when Easter comes around and I can tell people about the cross and resurrection. I don’t celebrate this holiday as the world does, but use it to tell people about what You did for us on the cross. How Your blood covers our sins and makes us clean when we repent. And because You rose from the grave the third day, death was defeated. This means that You will one day raise us up into newness of life in the resurrection of the dead, which will be amazing to be a part of. As for this time of year, all I can think about is Your birth. The world tries to get people to forget about You and to think about Santa instead, but that will never happen in my household. As for me and my family, we only celebrate Christmas in a way that we can remember You and nothing else. It is because You came into this world, that I have forgiveness and mercy. Thank You for saving me and also members of my family. I am so grateful to be a part of Your kingdom. I love You, Lord. Lead me this day and forever. I trust in You. Amen.
Luke 2:1-5 (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.
Jesus was born in Bethlehem as prophesied by Micah, the prophet. This was under very humble circumstances.