Christ is born! But He wasn’t born into a perfect world and into the perfect situation.
Christ came into a world with problems much like the ones we grapple with today. We often imagine that the world to which Jesus came was not complicated and that its issues were not complex. But history tells us a different story. It tells us that the problems of that day were similar to the problems of today.
What does Christ’s birth mean to you, personally?
This is what Scripture tells us…
To those without the joy of living, Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
To those who bore the burden of guilt and sin, he said, “Be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you” (Matthew 9:2).
To the friendless, He said, “I call you not servants…but I have called you friends” (John 15:15).
Christmas means that Immanuel has come – that God is with us (Matthew 1:23). It means that our sordid, failure-fraught pasts can be defeated and changed by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and His victorious resurrection. It means that we can be brought into God’s family, heirs of God, and citizens of Heaven. Christmas means that God comes into the night of our suffering and sorrow, saying, “I am with you always” and, “I will give your rest” (Matthew 28:20; 11:28). The Christmas Story reminds us that...
16 “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16)
To truly worship Christ the King, we must first believe with all our hearts and have faith in His authority. Faith must be a way of life, and it is about completely believing and trusting God and all of His plans for us. True faith encompasses every part of us, our mind, our will, and our heart.