Isaiah 7:14 says, “All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means “God is with us”).
How amazing that the verse tells us that the virgin (Mary) was going to name the child “Immanuel” meaning God is with us because literally, God was with her when Jesus was born. I can’t imagine how she felt holding the Saviour of the world in her hands. An infant baby who was helpless and could not do anything yet a King and fully God. Sometimes God’s promises do not look like what we expect them to look like, but they are exactly what they are meant to be.
Jesus Christ is the best gift we have ever received. It is through believing in Jesus that we are saved. It is through Jesus that we have access to the Father that we re no longer orphans but we are children of God. It is through Jesus’s blood that we find forgiveness of sins. It is through Jesus’s righteousness that we are righteous before God. It is through Jesus’s holiness that we are holy when we stand before our Father. Our lives begin and end with Jesus.
Through Jesus, we are partakers of the promise of God that God is with us! Jesus is seated in Heaven with the Father, but we are not alone. We have been given the Holy Spirit as a deposit and sign for what’s to come (see 2 Corinthians 1:22). What wonderful news!
This Christmas, as we join with friends and family to celebrate Jesus, let us be mindful of:
1. the sacrifice of the Father in sending His Son Jesus to us;
2. the wonderful blessings we have in Jesus; and
3. the Holy Spirit who is stuck with us until Christ returns! Lol.
Let us remember to honour Jesus and to love on Him for He is the reason why the whole world stops, even if it is for a day. May our Christmas celebrations begin and end with Jesus.
Love and blessings!