Birth Death Resurrection

Birth, Death, Resurrection

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Luke 2:7

Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
Matthew 27:50

So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
Mark 16:19

As we enter the Christmas season, I would like you to think of what Christmas means to you? Do you think of presents, shopping, decorations, too little time with too much to do?

As Christians, the true meaning of Christmas is the birth of Christ, but I would like you to think a little beyond that.

God is not a God of time like we are; His view of Christ's time on earth is Christ's birth, death, and resurrection. Why is that important to note?

We love the Christmas story - it's happy, joyous, peaceful, etc., and we love the Christmas songs. But if we stopped right there, we would have no Savior.

At Easter our thoughts are turned to Christ's death on the cross, but without Christ's miraculous birth or His resurrection, we would have no Savior.

Later in the spring we think of Christ's resurrection, but without His miraculous birth and death on the cross for our sins, we would have no Savior.

This Christmas as you rush about getting packages, decorating your house and baking cookies, I challenge you to think, not only of Christ's birth, but also of His death and resurrection as well.

On Christmas morning when you read the Christmas story, don't neglect to read of His death and resurrection as well. It is important that we and our children understand that Christ had a miraculous birth so that He might die for the sins of His people, and then be resurrected so that He might sit at the right hand of God as our mediator. He bridges the gap between the righteousness of God and the sin of man.

That is the true meaning of Christmas!

God Bless You, Linda

“ Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
Revelation 7:12

For more devotions check my Daily Bible Devotions where we are currently discussing People of Faith. I'm really excited about where God will take us as we follow this theme. Hope you'll join me!

Devotional Reflections from the Bible New pages have been added recently under Devotions for Women called Answered Prayers, and under Devotions for Teens called Who is God and Who is Christ.

God Bless You,

PS All Scripture quoted above is from the King James Version of the Bible

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