Why Jesus is the Reason for the Season
As we join the rest of the Christian world in celebrating the birth of Jesus, let us make sure that we do not lose sight of the reason Jesus left the glories of heaven to come down to earth and be born as a little child and ultimately offer His life to the world. True, we have glamorized the manger and have romanticized and commercialized the virgin birth.
The parties, the decorations and the lights, the shopping and the gift-giving are all symbolic and are a celebratory result of the supreme gift of heaven to the human family.
But let not the gift itself be outclassed by the packaging and the wraps. Let us not lose sight of the true meaning of God’s gift to us, His undeserving children.
The following material will help us focus on why Jesus came, and I trust that our Christmas celebrations now, and in the years ahead, will become much more meaningful with these thoughts.
JESUS was born, that I might be born twice.
HE became poor, that I might possess wealth.
HE became homeless, that I might have a mansion.
HE was stripped, that I always should have clothes.
HE was forsaken, that I always should have friends.
HE was bound, that I might have perfect liberty.
HE was sad, that I might have full joy.
HE descended, that I should be lifted up.
HE became a servant, that I might be a son forever.
He was hungry, that I should always have food.
HE was made sin, that I should share His righteousness.
HE died, that I should never taste eternal death. HE will come down, that I might go up.
All of this- that He might display in me the riches of His grace,
And be the companion of God in the heavenlies.”
Rosete, Simeon. Inspiring Thoughts to Jump-Start Your Day (p. 277). TEACH Services, Inc. Kindle Edition.