December 24, 2016

The Reason

The Lord Jesus Christ is the Reason we celebrate.
He is God incarnate.  Fully God and fully man.
We reflect on His first advent while anticipating His second coming.
"Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign;
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son,
and shall call His name Immanuel."  Isaiah 7:14
"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name JESUS:
for He shall save His people from their sins."  Matthew 1:21

Our Saviour came to live perfectly to fulfill the law of God
in the place of all those who would trust in Him.
He went willingly to the cross to lay down His life for His people.

"For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin;
that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him."
2 Corinthians 5:21

The Lord Jesus took upon Himself all the sins of all those
that the Father would give Him, and consumed the wrath of God for those sins.
He rose victorious over death and sin and Satan and is now seated
at the right hand of God in heaven, interceding for His own.

At Christmas, we ought to look beyond
the manger and consider the cross.

One day, Jesus Christ will return to gather His people to Himself.
All those who have not put their trust in Him will be cast away forever.
It is a sobering thing to ponder.  Where do you stand?
This Christmas, are you trusting in the Christ of Christmas?

The Lord Jesus said, "All that the Father giveth me shall come to me;
and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out."  John 6:37

If you wish to read more, click here for a wonderful
article explaining the Gospel and the Reason we have hope.

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!
With Love, Camille


Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

Camille, thanks for sharing scripture and the real reason for the Christmas season. God bless you and hope you had a memorable Christmas!

Katy said...

Amen :)

Linda said...

Jesus is the reason for the Season. Thank you for sharing scripture. God Bless you and your family.
Much love,

Camille said...

Becky ~ May the Lord bless you abundantly in the coming year my friend. Big hugs to you! :)

Katy ~ Thank you for agreeing with me my friend. You are a sweet blessing. Hugs! :)

Linda ~ Truly....He is! May He richly bless you and your family as well my friend. Big hugs! :)

With Love,