Christmas: Love Came Down

Christmas is in the air and it’s one of the biggest holidays of the year. However, most of us don’t have an understanding of Christmas and we just celebrate for the fun of it. We celebrate the season and ignore the “reason for the season”. We forget that without CHRIST, there will be no CHRIST-MAS.

Christmas is important because it is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the son of God who came to save and redeem mankind. The birth of Jesus is the greatest story ever told and it is held together by a whole series of prophecy about His coming. (Matt. 1:22, Matt. 2:6). It is centered on the love of God for mankind. Out of God’s love for us, He sent LOVE (Jesus Christ) down in human form to rescue and redeem us.

Jesus’ birth was the first step in God’s plan of redemption and the fulfillment of the prophecy of His birth: “But you, Bethlehem, David’s country, the runt of the litter — from you will come the leader who will shepherd-rule Israel. He’ll be no upstart, no pretender. His family tree is ancient and distinguished. Meanwhile, Israel will be in foster homes until the birth pangs are over and the child is born…” (Micah 5:2-3 MSG) shows us what love is.

Jesus Christ was born and lived in this loveless world because He loved us. God’s great plan for mankind included the necessity of a savior and the salvation of mankind was dependent on Jesus coming to earth and then dying as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. Jesus had to be born because God wanted to reveal his own character to humanity. Embodied in God is the character “love” and God demonstrated this character to man by giving His only begotten son (John3:16).

Christmas is a season of love; a time where we express the love of God to others. We have tasted of His love so we can sacrifice for others just as He did for us. It’s a time to remind ourselves and others of all that God has done and the life we have because of His son, Jesus Christ. Love came down and rescued us; love came down to set us free.

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