Many years ago, God spoke to His people through the prophets to reveal Himself to us. He wants us to know Him, to love Him and to worship Him. God had been speaking, but people weren’t getting the message. They didn’t understand God’s heart, nor did they understand God’s plan. So, God sent His Son to bring His message to us. In the Lord Jesus Christ, God revealed Himself directly to us. This is the miracle of the Christmas message – the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the living, divine Son of God. He did more than just proclaim God’s message – He is God’s message! Jesus came to reveal God, to make Him known to us in ways that we can understand.
Jesus declares in John 10:30 “I and the Father are one.” The miracle of the message is not just in the fact that God speaks to us today through His Son, but that the message has the power to transform our lives. Christmas is the celebration of the greatest message ever proclaimed. God is with us. God came near so that we could draw near to Him. Jesus came to proclaim God’s message that we can be set free from sin’s stronghold on our lives and we don’t have to live as prisoners to guilt and regret. God did that because He wanted us to know how very much He loves us. He wanted us to know that He created us for a reason – that we might know and love Him. Jesus was the Word that became as flesh and lived among us. If you want to know what God is like, look to Jesus!
Even today, God is speaking His message through visions and dreams, through natural events, and many other means, but can you hear and understand Him? In the midst of life’s betrayals and bitter messages He whispers, “bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.” (Luke 6:28) In the midst of life’s messages of joy and celebration He shouts, “Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad!” (Psalm 118:24).
The miracle of Christmas is the miracle of the message – God loves you and me! He sent His Son who is the greatest gift that you can ever receive. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39).
Believe the miracle of the Christmas message that God does love you; that Jesus came to this earth and paid the price of redemption for you; and that God does, and will, speak to you and your life will never be the same! Merry Christmas!