“Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel.”

Isaiah 7:14

“For a child will be born for us,
a son will be given to us,
and the government will be on His shoulders.
He will be named
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6

Christmas is coming. Preparations are made. Cards have been sent. Gifts have been bought and wrapped.

Now, let’s focus on the joy of the season.

The Lord gave Mary, a virgin girl engaged to be married, an amazing gift and responsibility–to carry and deliver the Savior of our world! She was young and traveled by donkey with her betrothed, Joseph, to Bethlehem for the census. When the time came to deliver the baby, there was no room in the inn. Instead, they were offered a place to stay, in a stable, with the animals. This is where Mary birthed Jesus, the Light of our world, our Teacher, and the example for us to follow.

On that quiet night long ago, the world was given a Savior. Our belief in His life, death, and resurrection provides us joy in this life and an eternity in Heaven.

Dear Lord,
Thank You for bringing Your only Son into this world to save us, and to provide an example for us to learn how to live. Thank You for the Holy night so long ago, when our Savior was born. Help us to remember His birth and celebrate His life, death, and resurrection that allows us to have eternal life with You.
In Christ’s name, Amen.

Read Luke 2:1-20. Take time to reflect on the meaning of Christ’s birth.

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