“Behold, the virgin shall be with Child, and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23
Jesus lived with us! The God of the universe! The Creator all there ever has been and forever will be! He took on sinful flesh, so that we could be reconciled to God!
Last evening, my family and I played some games, ate some snacks, and watched a movie. (By the way, if you are trying to decide between The BFG or Pete’s Dragon…The BFG!, no contest!) The best part of last evening was the fact that our family was together. I was with them and they were with me!
God came to be with us! “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6b). He came to be with us so that we could be with Him! Now, His people are waiting for His return so that we can forever live with Him on the new earth!
Christmas is all about Jesus. Take away Jesus and you take away Christmas. There is no meaning to Christmas without Jesus.
Just as the most special thing about playing games or watching movies as a family is being together. The most special thing about Christmas is being with Jesus and sharing the good news about Him!
Are you with Him?
My encouragement for us this Week: Be with Jesus!
How do you start being with Jesus?
- Ask Him to forgive you for living to please yourself, tell Him you are going to start pleasing Him.
- Start reading your Bible every day to get to know Him; consider starting in the book of John.
- Start praying (talking) to Him every day.
Have a Merry Christmas with Jesus!