As we prepare our hearts and minds for Christmas, let’s remember the wonderful and marvellous way that God came into the world. Let's remember the perfection of God's plan. Let's remember God's amazing Love. Let's remember the profound combination of God's Love with his Truth, without both we are doomed to destruction. Let's remember the reason for the coming of the Christ Child born in Bethlehem.
“But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son…”
He came when God had prepared the world for his coming.
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
He came in a way that we could understand. He came in the flesh. He walked among us. God walked among us again, just as he had done in Eden.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son…”
He was a gift from God. He was given to us. He was given for us.
Among the gifts that the Wise Men brought to Jesus was myrrh, an expensive oil or resin that was used for burying the dead. Along with frankincense, it was also burned as incense in temple worship. It is clear, that even at his birth, Jesus was already being prepared as a sacrifice for us.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Life and the Truth”.
Let’’s remember his Way, the only path to salvation.
Let’s remember more than his birth. Let’s remember his life which was given for us, and his death, which purchased us, and his victory over death, which saves us.
Let’s remember his Truth, the Truth that sets us free.
Let’s prepare our hearts for Christmas.