He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
Jesus created the world (Col 1:16), yet when He walked on it, no one recognized Him.
Water blushed at His presence, the seas and the waves bowed down to His authority, and even the stars in the heavens celebrated during His wake. But the very people He came down for treated Him as a liar, a fake; and we nailed Him on the cross rejecting God’s greatest gift.
Christmas is the time to re-visit the truth that we once had the honour of having The Son of God walk among us. To heal us, to teach us, to forgive us, and most precious of all, to save us from our sins.
This gift, this miracle, has long been hoped for by Bible Patriarchs. The sacrificial death of The Son of God, morbid and scandalous as it sounds, is necessary for us to live. We need The Saviour and we needed Him before as we need Him now!
Abraham, the father of faith, had no choice but to offer up his son, Isaac, as a sacrifice to God. But thank God for sending The Ram to take our place! (Genesis 22:13)
The great king David was at his wits end with all the wars he has to fight within and outside his house. Then Jesus showed Himself and gave David the hope he badly needed. (Acts 2:25)
The great prophets saw the world’s corruption and suffering. Then God responded by showing them His plan, His Salvation: the Man, Jesus Christ. (John 12:41, Jeremiah 23:5-6)
The entire world was in despair and the entire world was crying out for The Saviour. The Bible Patriarchs prayed for The Saviour and they received God’s promises (but not The Covenant); then came the first Christmas Day, when their fantasies became our reality. Because of The Man, Jesus Christ, we are washed whiter than snow. Never again will God be angry at us and never again will God condemn us. By the works of Jesus Christ, we are truly and eternally saved.
Despite of all the festivities and all the gifts we receive (which I truly enjoy), Christmas is all about God giving up His Son for us all. This is the best time to renew our consciousness that we are loved by the most high God.
Merry Christmas to all in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ!