We all need Christmas right now!
And I don’t mean the feel-good Santa version, even though it does add to the season.
I mean the pull-your-Bible-out-and-dig-deep-into-the-story-of-Jesus-Christ’s-birth true Christmas!
While we are consumed in chaos and darkness this year, we need a reminder of the reality of Jesus coming as light to a dark world. The world had waited 430 years wondering when the Messiah – the future king of God’s kingdom – was going to appear and take His place on the throne.
Generations upon generations had heard and passed down the Messianic prophecies. Then, for hundreds of years, the world lived without a new word from God. Was there anyone left believing the true prophecies? Were there believers still living in anticipation of the Messiah’s arrival? The stories must have seemed like legends or fairy tales by the time Mary & Joseph arrived in Bethlehem.
“Long lay the world in sin and error pining…”
Then out of the darkness, a light so subtly and humbly emerged. Through angelic visitations, the light began to grow as messages brought purpose and worth to ordinary people.
The Messiah was to be birthed from their obedience.
When Mary responded to the angel in Luke 1:38, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true”, her obedience sparked the coming of the One who gives us all worth.
“…’til He appeared and the soul felt it’s worth.”
This Christmas, dig into Jesus’ story. Find new meaning from God’s Word, seek His light in the darkness, and take the time to meditate on that holy night.
Allow your soul to feel it’s worth.
Enjoy: Josh Groban’s “O Holy Night”