While I realise that Christmas is not really the birth of Christ, it is our time to celebrate him in this modern world.
I wanted to share some of my thoughts into the traditional Christmas story passage that we hear.
Luke 2:7-14 NASB

(broken down in my thoughts)

7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

* First, biblically it makes a massive difference that he is the first-born son. Both of Mary and Joseph-- but also of God. The inheritance of the first born is that of all of the blessings of the family. To be first born of God means that he literally inherited his fathers kingdom (on heaven AND earth)

 8 In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And (an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;

* The very night, aside from seeing an angel, these men were witness to the miracle that Jesus would perform. He would free mankind from sin in a mere lifetime. (33 years) and make unending joy available to a broken and sinful people. Great joy! and the best part is that it is for ALL people. Not just the Jewish nation, but his promise of joy was a promise of unmeasurable, unending, and overflowing joy, peace, and righteousness for all of mankind! Something that would could have never dreamt of on our own, Joy that would be attainable, easy, and freely given!

11 for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

*Some versions read THE Messiah. The one that an entire nation of people had been impatiently waiting for. These fortunate men were some of the first men to know that prophecy had been fulfilled. How much privilege can one group of humble men receive!?

12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
 14Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”

*Do you see this. A multitude of Angels sang about men, on earth, whom God - the ANCIENT OF DAYS- is pleased with. God who created the heavens and Earth, God Almighty, Jehovah, Yahweh, the I AM is pleased with men. What did we do? Nothing, we recieved a gift, a sacrifice, his firstborn son.

How can you not love Christmas?

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