Jesus’ birth is one of the most profound events in human history, for God Himself “became flesh, and dwelt among us” (John 1:14a). Many parties and festivities are held this time of year to commemorate this monumental and world-changing phenomenon, but the celebratory birth of the Savior is of no profit to us without the perfect life He lived, sacrificial death He died, and miraculous resurrection and ascension He underwent. Without these you and I would still be hell-bound in our sins.
“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men” Philippians 2:3-7
"He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed." 1 Peter 2:24
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you" 1 Peter 1:3-4
Why stop reading halfway through a book? Most would find that crazy. Determine to read the story of Christ in it’s entirety with your family this year (Book of John).
Encourage others to CELEBRATE IT ALL, too!