Have we lost the reason that we celebrate each year? What is Christmas?
If there never was a savior wrapped in a manger….What is Christmas without Christ?
Remember how the story goes….God’s gift was wrapped in swaddling clothes. Beneath the star, one great and holy night…
The shepherds heard the angels sing. The wise man brought an offering. Peace on Earth began in Bethlehem…
What is Christmas? If the angels never sang…Glory to the new born king? What is Christmas without Christ?
This is Christmas…It’s all about the savior wrapped in a manger.
This is Christmas….because of Jesus Christ.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
Lyrics from the beginning of this post are from the song “This Is Christmas” by Kutless. Listen….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20HoJZecNqM
Merry Christmas everyone!!