Isaiah 7:14: “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
For followers of Jesus Christ, the Christmas holiday is a special reminder of the One that we love and serve.
More than two thousand years ago, the Son of God humbled Himself and took human form, being born in a stable. Angels rejoiced at His birth and bore witness to His divinity. Wise men brought Him gifts. His family took Him and fled from the wrath of an earthly king who was fearful and enraged at the nativity of the heavenly king.
When He grew into a man, Jesus performed miracles, healed the sick, and called others to repentance and faith in the one true God. He allowed Himself to be beaten and crucified, taking upon Himself the penalty for the sins of all mankind. But His death was not the end of the story; on the third day, He rose from the dead in fulfillment of the Scriptures. Because of His sacrifice, all those who repent and place their faith in Him are saved from the eternal consequences of sin and are restored to right relationship with God. After appearing to His followers, Jesus ascended into heaven, where He sits at the right hand of God the Father. One day, He will return and establish His kingdom on Earth.
On December 25 (and every day), let us rejoice in the gift of salvation that has been given to us through Jesus Christ, our Lord.