Why Do I Celebrate Christmas?
Christmas is the commemoration of the arrival of Jesus Christ. I say “arrival” because unlike the rest of us Jesus Christ pre-existed His birth, indeed He has always been, always is, and always will be.
He is the physical image of the invisible God.
He is the firstborn over all creation (that is, He is the head over all).
All things in heaven and on earth were created by Him from nothing.
All things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers (these are the spiritual lifeforms all around) — all were created through Him and for Him.
He Himself eternally existed before all.
And all is held together by Him.
He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself may become head over all.
For the Triune God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was pleased to have all His fullness dwell and be revealed in the Son,
And through Him to reconcile all to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross—through Him, whether on earth or in heaven.
And finally, He reached down from heaven and pulled my wretched soul and that of many that I know and many that I don’t know in this time and throughout the history of mankind from the wrath of the coming Divine Justice that I and we all deserve for being rebellious descendants of Adam and Eve and He gave us His eternal life.
And this is eternal life: that we know and by faith have an intimate relationship with the one True God and the Anointed One (the Christ) that He sent to us.
Do not miss this message of Christmas:
For God so loved the world,
that He gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believes in Him should not perish,
but have eternal life.
Come again soon, Lord Jesus.
Amen and amen.