“For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” 2:11(NKJV)
Jesus was born about 2000 years ago as the Light of revelation to the world. Today He is no longer the baby in a manger. As a Son, He radiates the express image and character of God and He is sitting with Him at the right hand of His Majesty in heaven. For in Him resides the fullness of God the Father. He is to reconcile all things back to God “having made peace through the blood of His cross.” Col. 1:19,20
For He came to preach the Gospel message of PEACE, SALVATION and RECONCILIATION.
“Behold this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel…” Luke 2:34
The followers of Christ are meant to carry the knowledge of Him everywhere we go. The fragrance of His knowledge in us should give off a sweet and acceptable scent. Unfortunately the aroma of Christ we carry is going to be perceived differently by two kinds of people: to those who are being saved, it is an aroma of life leading to life; but to the unbelieving its an aroma of death.
The true and inspired Gospel message should be strong enough to ‘cut to the heart‘. Meaning that anyone who hears it should either be ‘fired up’ to live by it’s life saving principles or else be infuriated by it unto death.(Acts 7:54; 2Cor 2:14–16)
For us as the light of the world, Christmas is a time and season to show off our Christian qualities and values. We should let the light of our lifestyle and good works shine brightly that it may bring glory to God.(Matt 5:14–16)
Christ is the reason for the season. We should try as much as possible to keep Him at the center of our Christmas celebrations. “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Cor 10:31
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and wonderful celebrations