I get amused with the Christmas shoppers in the Riverside Gift Shop I am managing at the retirement village. They will come in and say they’re looking for the “perfect gift” for someone and they’ll “know it when they see it.”
This month of Christmas music, programs, parties and shopping can become stressful to some people. We have been made to feel guilty if we don’t give extra to the needs of those less fortunate. There are the lonely people who actually hate this time of year.
But wait…..what is it really all about? And I mean more than remembering a miraculous virgin birth of a baby 2000+ years ago.
The miracle of Jesus the Christ…..the Anointed One, is that He is fully God and fully human!!! The doctrinal word for that is Incarnation……….and I don’t mean a flower!!!
This is one of the mysteries of Almighty God. In His Son, Jesus, God became a human man to save us ultimately by shedding His blood on the cross, dying and arising from the dead, without ceasing to be God.
Philippians 2:5-11 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
WOW!!! That’s quite a bit to comprehend. It’s so “far out there” our human minds cannot figure it out……not possible….don’t go there!!!
It is child-like FAITH which is a GIFT from God to receive THE TRUTH.
If you are struggling with the reality of who Jesus is, and that He is more than a baby in a manger, ask God to give you the faith to believe. Be honest with God, He knows the thoughts and intents of your heart anyway. Don’t try to figure it out…..just know that God loves you with unconditional love. Once you realize that great love through Jesus Christ you will never be the same again!
The celebration of Jesus’ birth this week will give you JOY and an INNER PEACE that is unexplainable.
JESUS CHRIST IS INDEED THE MOST PERFECT GIFT TO YOU!!!
Romans 6:23 The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.