Christmas is an UP thing for most – a down thing for others. Between gifts, family, obligation and hassle – it is easy to lose the “spirit” of the holiday.
We like to take our celebration of the birth of Christ to the true roots and not be distracted by the cultural cloud. Based upon the Jewish calendar seasons it is very doubtful Jesus was born in December – but it is still a great neighbor opportunity to celebrate and look for deeper meaning in Messiah (The Anointed Deliverer). Not to mention connections with family, friends, and co-workers. The Jesus story remains the epitome’ of all that has happened in recorded history – by far.
So, today we would like to to slice to the core of Christmas, (nice fruit metaphor, right?) and remember that Jesus’ birth was only one movement in an incredible symphony of God coming near. So as you choose your holiday listening gifts for yourself, do so based upon some of the deeper truths about God’s Son – found in the awesome book of Isaiah. Enjoy – and set your mind to celebrate Christmas in your heart!
“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.” – Isaiah 9:6,7