It has always amazed to think about how at Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus. When we go to church services, read the Christmas story from our bibles, give Christmas cards and presents, and listen to Christmas songs like Silent Night, we are basically saying Happy Birthday to Jesus. We are celebrating that Jesus our Savior was born of the Virgin Mary.
The reason this amazes me is that Jesus did not begin His life when He was born. He began His earthly life as the God/Man, the Son of God on earth. Jesus actually has no beginning. He has existed for all eternity. The bible says in John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” The Word is one of the titles of Jesus. Jesus is the Creator. He is God and is with God. He is eternal.
What amazes me even more is that Jesus came here to earth to live as one of us and at a time when life was much harsher than it is now. He came here to die for us to pay our punishment for our sins. He is the Lamb of God. His love is so great that He would sacrifice Himself for us.
As I celebrate Christmas this year, I will be mindful of the fact that while we celebrate and thus say Happy Birthday to Jesus, we are really celebrating that Jesus loves us so much that He left heaven to come into this world and this life for us.
Merry Christmas 🙂