Well, I’m a day early on this, but I wanted to wish each and every one of you a very merry Christmas! It is indeed a time to celebrate and rejoice for the truth that our Savior was born, sent to this earth to redeem rebellious sinners. “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” (2 Corinthians 8:9) While on this earth, I don’t think we’ll ever fully understand how deeply the Lord humbled Himself to be born, live, and die among sinners such as we, yet He did it because of His great love for us.
Perhaps you’re like me, and you don’t feel super Christmas-y. (Is that a word? It can be. Spellcheck didn’t ding me on it, so I guess it’s ok. 😊) This year has been hard for many reasons, and it’s easy to get caught in the darkness of this world. Yet no matter a lack of Christmas-y feelings, Christ still came. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6) That’s what we’re celebrating, and how glorious that unchanging truth is!
Merry Christmas, my friends, for the Savior is born!
Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Ris’n with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that man no more may die,
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! The herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!”