Let’s go back to the beginning of our Christmas story:
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness.
Gen. 1:1-2, 26
To understand Christmas we have to understand creation. God created us. God created us to have relationship with him. God created us to know him personally. What changed that was sin… not God.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
If God is who he said he is, then the Christ coming as a baby was not the backup plan. God had to have been planning on this from the beginning; he had to know when he created us that he was going to have to die for us. This way of salvation wasn’t a last-minute shopping run to Wal-Mart for us, like he got caught without a way to save us so he decided to die for us on a whim. Christmas is the beginning of the reconciliation of man to his creator. Baby Jesus wasn’t just the Son of God being born in a backwoods town in an unsuspecting way…Baby Jesus is the culmination of what God intended all along.
and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
What are you going to celebrate this Christmas? The things of this world we obtain… -OR- The arrival of our holy God who began the work of reconciliation that was put into play at the creation of everything?