Children soak up lots of love from their parents and grandparents during Christmas time and christian adults reflect on Jesus’ Birth.
Christmas was prophetically described by the Old Testament prophet Isaiah.
“Isaiah stands midway between Moses and Christ. He was, at the same time, the great preacher of repentance and the evangelist of the Old Testament. He began his activity as prophet in the year in which King Uzziah died, 758 B. C., and appears to have been active for some sixty years.” Kretzmann
Isaiah 9:2-7 on Christmas,
“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.
The light has shined on those who lived in the land of the shadow of death.
You have multiplied the nation.
You have increased their joy.
They rejoice before you according to the joy in harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the plunder. For the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as in the day of Midian.
For all the armor of the armed man in the noisy battle, and the garments rolled in blood, will be for burning, fuel for the fire. For a child is born to us. A son is given to us; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, on David’s throne, and on his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from that time on, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will perform this.” Isaiah 9:2-7 WMB emphasis added.
God inspired the apostle Paul to briefly tell of the ongoing fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophetic word regarding Christmas.
Paul’s Prayer for the Colossians,
“We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, praying always for you, because we have heard about your faith in the Messiahg Jesus and the love that you have for all the saints, based on the hope laid up for you in heaven. Some time ago you heard about this hopeh through the word of truth, the gospel 6that has come to you. Just as it is bearing fruit and spreading all over the world, so it has been doing among you from the day you heard it and came to know the grace of God in truth. You learned about this gospelj from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of the Messiahk on yourl behalf. He has told us about your love in the Spirit.”
The Messiah is Above All
“For this reason, since the day we heard about this, we have not stopped praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the full knowledge of God’s will with respect to all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you might live in a manner worthy of the Lord and be fully pleasing to him as you bear fruit while doing all kinds of good things and growing in the full knowledge of God. You are being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might, so that you might patiently endure everything with joy and might thank the Father, who has enabled us to share in the saints’ inheritance in the light. God has rescued us from the power of darkness and has brought us into the kingdom of the Son whom he loves, through whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
The Centrality of Jesus
“The Sonq is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
For by him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether they are kings,r lords, rulers, or powers.
All things have been created through him and for him.
He himself existed before anything else did, and he holds all things together.
He is also the head of the body, which is the church.
He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he himself might have first place in everything.
For Gods was pleased to have all of his divine essence inhabit him.
Through the Son, God also reconciled all things to himself, whether things on earth or things in heaven, thereby making peace through the blood of His Cross.
You who were once alienated with a hostile attitude, doing evil, he has now reconciled by the death of his physical body, so that he may present you holy, blameless, and without fault before him. However, you must remain firmly established and steadfast in the faith, without being moved from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.” Colossians 1:3-23 ISV.
That is the meaning of Christmas
~ Bill Bremer