What Christmas Means to Me {Inspiration}

For most, Christmas is a time of frenzied Christmas shopping, stress, decorating, Santa, trees, cookies, and endless waiting.  But, for Christians who read and believe the Bible, Christmas takes on a whole other meaning.Christmas

For Christians, Christmas is a time to reflect and celebrate the born of our Savior.  The Savior who left the comforts and perfectness of Heaven to come to earth as a lowly human.  He is King of everything, yet He was not born in a castle on a blush bed.  Nope.  He was born in a dusty stable surrounded by dirt, poop, and farm animals.  Have you ever been in a barn?  It’s not sanitized, clean, or even smell-free.  Yet, Jesus humbled Himself to be born this way for us.  He was not transported down from Heaven in a celestial body, either.  He was born as an infant in a human body that could feel pain, hurts, and feelings.  He became human so He could understand our pleasures, sadness, agony, and struggles.  Jesus knew what it meant to be thirsty, have hunger, and go through temptation.  He knew what it meant to have such sorrow that you cry.  He knew what it meant to have such joy that you can’t help but laugh.  He knew what it meant to be so tired that you couldn’t keep your eyes open anymore.  He knew what it meant to be troubled.  Jesus was like us in every aspect—mind, body, heart, and will—except for sin.  He was and is the only human who didn’t have sin.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. –John 1:14

Jesus came as a human baby to redeem mankind.  In Hebrews 10:1-8, it states that Jesus had to have a human body in order to pay the price for sin.  Without the shedding of His blood, there would be no elimination of sin!  Jesus had to be a human to pay the price for sin, but he must be God to satisfy God’s demands for sin.Christmas

How awesome that the divine Son of God would not just take on true humanity that first Christmas, then take that all the way to the cross for us! He became man in full so that he might save us in full.  Jesus was born to die on the Cross for our sins.  That alone is enough to be thankful and celebrate the birth of our Savior.

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