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Christmas is about Christ

25 December 2020
‘They saw the young child…and fell down, and worshipped him.’

Today, let’s take a few minutes to reflect on the miracle of Jesus. He was born in the humblest of places, a room shared with animals, but when He was born, heaven was filled with songs of angels, and a star brought those who were rich and noble on a journey of thousands of miles to worship Him. His whole life was a miracle – from His birth to His resurrection. Everything Jesus did and everything He taught demonstrated God’s love and miraculous power. He fed thousands of people with only a few loaves and fish, and even had bread and fish to spare. He was full of compassion, and healed many people. Even storms obeyed Him, but He was so gentle that small children wanted to be near Him. Jesus’ ministry lasted just three years, and yet two thousand years later, we still offer Him our praise and worship, and celebrate His birth and resurrection. Today, we’re celebrating the fulfilment of the prophecy in Isaiah: ‘For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace’ (Isaiah 9:6 NIVUK). Today, and every day, let’s give thanks for the gift God gave us in Jesus: ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life’ (John 3:16 NIV). Whether we’re full of joy today, or whether Christmas isn’t a good time for us, let’s try not forget Jesus and the hope His birth brought to the world.

What Now?

If you can, get together with friends and family and spend time giving thanks for Jesus, for everything He taught us, and for paying the ultimate price so we could be saved.

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