Merry Christmas Ministry Mama followers and friends. I hope you’re able to spend some time thinking of the miracle that Christ was on the first “Christmas.”
I love thinking of the special name of Christ: Emmanuel, God WITH us! Jesus didn’t stay up in heaven, although present and actively involved in Creation, lofty and high above this world and its inhabitants. He was a gift from God the Father and then in His life He acted out the pure and wonderful plan of dying for each person every lived, past and present’s sins.
The story could not be better written as a work of fiction and is true in its entirety. The characters were real and not once ounce of its account in the books of Matthew and Luke are works of imagination. Mary was genuinely approached by the angel to tell her of the news of the miraculous overshadowing of the Holy Spirit. Joseph’s personal integrity was sincere and his own experience with the angel confirming that the baby was, in fact, the Messiah. The poor and humble birth in a stable filled with animals, dirt, and hay, a couple who may have never helped deliver a baby before. Amazing light shining down from heaven from the sky down upon the fields and shepherds below announcing “Glory to God in the Highest, Peace and goodwill toward men…” Each part of the story is a miracle, a magnificent birth announcement of Hope fulfilled in the flesh.
If God the Father’s efforts of showing how wonderful it was that His Son was born, then we must compelled to make room in our hearts for Him too. We should kneel in adoration that the tiny baby’s hands that held the finger of a sweet mother were outstretched and held him on that cross. This story itself proves God loves life in the womb, sweet babies, young parents, and has a plan for each and every one of us. There’s no doubt about it!
If we are in low places and the only glimmer of hopes are miniature dots of lights from our perspective, God the Father is still at work. It took Christ is still abiding in and through the believer, and the Holy Spirit is present doing His part to help us keep our hearts and lives right with God. You don’t have to love the life you’re living, just love the Lord of life. Praise Him. Worship Him. Make His deeds known among the people (Psalm 105:1).
Just typing that all out gives me chills of excitement! It was real. Christ is real, He is really sitting on the right side of the Father waiting to come for us who are believers, and it could be at any moment! Let’s bow in thankful adoration that He came that day long ago and love the remembrance of His birth as a fulfilled promise that is confirmation of future promises yet to be fulfilled.
Merry Christmas to you from my family and I!