Christmas

Christmas is all about God becoming Man, by a birth that was heaven-sent.
The birth of mankind’s Savior is what Christmas has always meant.

Jesus Christ, God’s holy infant, slept in a stable on a bed of hay,
which demonstrated that genuine humility is always the Lord’s way.

This newborn baby would grow up to be the greatest teacher of all time.
It’s of His life and redemptive work, that the joyous Christmas bells chime.

Mary and Joseph were chosen as parents to nurture God’s very own Son–
to guard and protect Him carefully until their guidance over Him was done.

Then Jesus began to follow what His heavenly Father was conveying—
and His Father’s will was reflected in the things He began doing and saying.

He taught by Word and example, but eventually was led to a hill,
where something more lowly than His birth in a stable was awaiting Him still.

From the stable to a criminal’s cross, the Spirit of God was His guide.
Christmas is Christ–He was born for us all, and for all of us, He died.

But a victorious resurrection came about–He’d vanquished all of His foes!
Now we, too, can walk in newness of life because Jesus Christ arose.

The little town of Bethlehem is where Christ’s ministry began…
Foretold and fulfilled, Christ accomplished for us God’s redemptive plan.

So share “A Blessed, Merry Christmas!” greeting, honoring the Biblical scene…
of the beautiful Nativity of Christ, something “happy holidays” can never mean.

P. A. Oltrogge

Photo by John Pavelka

Photo by John Pavelka

“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.” John 1:12 KJV

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