CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS

With the advent of Christmas we celebrate the greatest event that ever happened on the earth.  God entered time and took on human flesh.  He spent time as one of us.  He walked beside us, and with his eventual death and resurrection, brought new and eternal life for all who would receive him.  This is worthy of celebration.  No other event on earth has stirred the hearts of men to such joyous celebration.  People all-over the world celebrate this wondrous occasion.

 Our joining together in celebration helps us focus on something grander than our individual lives; something more real than the temporal.  Celebration sets a mood of happiness and oneness.  I remember singing in a community choir at Christmas.  Our hearts were lifted as we performed traditional Christmas music.  We experienced oneness of joy.

The angels celebrated that first night when Jesus was born, and mankind has ever since had the opportunity to celebrate with them.  As we continue the celebration of Jesus’ birth, we acknowledge the wonder of God’s plan for our salvation.  That glorious night of Jesus’ birth was the beginning of God’s renewal of his creation.

                   A promise has been fulfilled

                   A reclamation for all the earth,

                   A virgin has brought forth child

                   A most miraculous birth.

                   A prophesy from ancient times

                   A hope that’s now achieved,

                   A salvation realized

                   A redemption for Adam’s seed.

God bless you, and have a Merry Christmas celebration!

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