One verse that has been on my mind through these past few days leading up to Christmas is a beautiful scripture from Isaiah 9:6. It says:
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, came down to earth to be born to a virgin & her carpenter husband, live a perfect, sinless life in a small town growing in wisdom & stature with God & men (Luke 2:52) & spend the last 3 years of his life teaching 12 men, serving others, healing the sick, sharing the truth & hope for all mankind.
It is this time of year that we rejoice & celebrate that our Savior, long awaited by many in the Old Testament was born. "For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” // Luke 2:11-12
It is through His perfect love that we rejoice with that hope for eternity. "I am the way, the truth & the life; no man comes to the Father except through me." // John 14:6
It is through placing our trust for salvation & forgiveness for our sins in our Savior that can know the fullest meaning of Christmas. "In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him." // I John 4:9
From our family to yours, have a very Merry Christmas!