December 23, 2022 (one month ago)

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” People like Christmas for a lot of different reasons. Some like the family get-togethers and all the parties. Some like the gifts; giving and receiving. Some like the reminders of the past, the nostalgia of “simpler times.” Some like the music, the movies, the change of pace and the time off. Even though Christmas celebrations have many diverse expressions, the observation of “something” this time of the year is nearly universal in scope. An event of some significance must have happened to alter the calendars and traditions of so many people, in so many places, all at the same time. Could it be that all the hullaballoo is another way that God is attempting to get people’s attention? He is actively seeking people because He loves people. “God so loved the world that He gave His Only Son…” God desires that “all people be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.” Of course people miss what God is up to, they missed His love when He was walking among them. But, He did walk among us. The eternal Son took on flesh and revealed the loving nature of God as clearly as He could have. As God, He can meet every need we have. As man, He took care of our biggest problem. Christmas is a celebration of the incarnation of the Son of God. His humanity is permanent. He identified with us so we could identify with the Father. He lives forever at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us and guarantee our eternal redemption. He loves us! Throughout the book of Hebrews, we have noted the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ. Christmas is set apart to celebrate all that means for time and eternity. Celebrate His infinite love this Christmas.