CHRISTmas

MATTHEW 1: 23 (KJV)

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Into this world a little Baby was born: "And thou shalt call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins" (Matthew 1:21). He did not come to kings or rulers or the ones in high places, and He did not seek an earthly throne or a home in a palace. He was born in a lowly stable and grew up around a carpenter's bench. He came to the brokenhearted. He came to the soul that lived in agony, and the life that was close to its last hope.

In this world of jealousy, He did not challenge position, but He let the world know that His kingdom was within the heart. And it was to be found in a place called Calvary. And it was in Bethlehem. It was in Gethsemane. It was at Golgotha. It was at the home of Lazarus, by the well, on the road to Emmaus, in the upper room and it is in our homes.

The words ring as clear today as they did two thousand years ago. "Unto you is born this day...a Savior" (Luke 2:11). It touches a common sentiment and does away with ecclesiastical boundaries that keep people apart. It forgets all little individual impulses and drives us forward into a common bond around a Savior who came to the "whosoever will."

His name is Jesus. It is a name above all other names and His purpose is salvation for everyone and renewed minds to live the kingdom of God type of life!

Let Him be born anew in our hearts this Christmas season!

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