The message of Christmas is not about the proclamation of a holiday or the declaration of a season. It is about the proclamation of the Savior and the declaration of Salvation. The birth of the child in the manger was an event that prophets had written about, the people of Israel had spoken about, the patriarchs of old had wondered about, and the angels of God shouted about, on that glorious night when Christ was born.
We can rejoice because Jesus was born, although it was during the fall feasts that He was born and that’s why there was no room in the Inn. They were full from folks who had come to celebrate the Feast of The Lord. At the time of Christ’s birth, there had been a census order decreed by Caesar Augustus. Joseph & Mary were in Bethlehem to register in the city of David, called Bethlehem. This was where Joseph was born and since Mary was betrothed to Joseph at the time, she went with Joseph to Bethlehem. So it was , that while they were there, the days of her pregnancy were completed and she gave birth to her first born son.. An angel was joined by a multitude of heavenly hosts and began praising God when they heard the news. When Mary’s blood flow ended, Joseph and Mary took their Christ child into Jerusalem to present Him to The Lord as was according to the law of The Lord that every male who opens the womb shall be called holy to The Lord. They also offered a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of The Lord.
There is only two mention’s of birthday celebrations in the Bible. One for a birthday of an Egyptian Pharaoh during Daniel’s time and the birthday party of king Herod.
Turn back the clock 2000 years and you will not hear any man or angel saying, “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays.”
What you will hear are the things that spoke of the wonders of His name. The glory of His presence, and the meaning of His birth. You will hear the voice of the angel of the Lord proclaiming to a small band of shepherds the following good news, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
Yes they sure had some good news to tell didn’t they? It’s news that will flood you with joy from your head to your toes. God has done it! He has sent the Anointed One that He has promised to send, the Jewish Messiah, from David’s very seed. Yes, it is Yahushua, God’s Salvation, who has come to save us from our sins.”
The news was so exciting that a huge number of angels could no longer contain themselves. In one thunderous voice they shouted out, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
God has sent to earth’s lowly place His gift of perfect peace. His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, is still available for all who will believe. and will call upon His name”
Why did the angels have such excitement and celebration? We only need to know the names that belong to Him to understand.
Jesus—the One who saves us from our sins and who brings us forgiveness from the past.
Christ—the One sent by God for us; the Messiah, the fulfillment of every promise God has made to us in His word; the only One anointed by God to redeem us.
Immanuel—the One who came from heaven to earth to bring us from earth to heaven; God living in the midst of your life, being with us, and abiding in us.
The Word—the One who formed us in our mother’s womb, brought us into existence, and created us for His eternal purpose.
Dayspring—the One who brought light to our darkness—bringing us the hope of a new day, a new beginning, and a new life.
Wonderful—the One who does wondrous things for us, good things to us, and beautiful things within us.
Prince of Peace—the One who quiets our heart, calms our spirit, and brings rest to our soul.
Counselor—the One who guides our footsteps, leads us in the paths of righteousness, and speaks the love of the Father to our heart.
It really doesn’t matter much to me when my Savior was born, just that He was!!!
What does the birth of Christ mean to me? Life
Life here and life ever after. The life here is a cleansing one preparing me for the next one which will be with our Savior & King. The birth of Jesus means to me that I have all kinds of room for Him here in my heart even though back on the night of His birth, there was no room for Him.
The birth of Jesus means a lot of rejoicing when I think of the angel who visited the Shepard’s who were near by in a field. The angel was so excited and full of great joy as the angel shared the news of the birth of Jesus. Then before you know it suddenly there was with that angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:” Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
What a pure delight to know that the night Jesus was born, that the angels were so excited that one of them dropped down from the heavens and started a bunch of rejoicing in the highest! Makes me want to rejoice too! Perhaps he was the lead angel of the great heavenly choir?
His birth means so much to me because I don’t have to travel from a far like the wise men did, to give Him my gifts. I can just bow down on my knees and start rejoicing and singing and praising His Holy Name.
What a marvelous joy for Mary it must have been when so many people made such a fuss over her new born baby. And what about Joseph? Wow, to be a step dad to a King! A fire of passion rises deep with in my heart when I think of children whom are adopted. Jesus was raised by a man who wasn’t his natural father and Joseph loved Him no differently. What a tribute this is to folks who adopt children to know that Jesus was in a sense, adopted by Joseph. What about Joseph and Mary’s parents? They were grandparents to a King. How cool is that?
Wow, I tell you it just goes on and on and the birth of Jesus is a representation of true unselfish love from the very thought of God, who purposed a life, born of a virgin, born in a manger in some very small village in the middle of no where really.
From the least likely place in all the world, Jesus Christ, the King of all Kings, born on a pile of hay. Pretty humbling when I think about that. God could have wisped Jesus in on a beautiful gold colored cloud and yelled from the heavens” Here is Your King!
But He didn’t. God turned something that was so small in scale to be something so grand beyond all measure, A pure Holy thought, into a life form to bring forgiveness to a world and it’s people., and placed a King on a pile of hay.
Wow! Stunning! Awe Inspiring!
Thank you Father for the gift of Life.
The wrapping of Your Love.
The bow of Hope with the greatest name tag of all.
Name above all names: Jesus Christ.