The historic record of the birth of Christ can be found in Matthew 1:18-25 and in Luke 2:1-20. Unlike any other baby, the one born that night in Bethlehem was very unique in all of history. He was not created by a human father and mother. He had a heavenly pre-existence (John 1:1-3) “Through him God made all things; not one thing in all creation was made without him.”(John 1:14) “ The Word became a human being and, full of grace and truth, lived among us. We saw his glory, the glory which he received as the Father’s only Son.” He is God, the Son—Creator of the universe. This is why Christmas is called the incarnation, a word which means “in the flesh.” In the birth of Jesus, the eternal, all-powerful and all-knowing Creator came to earth in the human flesh.
Why would God do such a thing? Why did He come? Why did God send His son to this sometimes cruel and hard world? He sent Jesus to us so that one day, He would grow up to become a very important part of history. His story (history) is one of truth, love, and hope. It brought salvation to all of us. Without Jesus, we would all die in our sins.
Jesus was born so one day the price could be paid for the things we have done that are wrong. The Bible says that all have sinned. We are all born with a original sin. We do things that do not please God. Through the sins of Adam and Eve, we have all inherited that sin nature. Out of unconditional love God needed to remove this fleshly sinful nature. The only way is through Jesus. Jesus came so He could die on the cross for ALL of our sins. If we believe that Jesus died for our sins, we can ask Him to come into our hearts and forgive us. Then, we are clean and made whole. We can know that heaven is a place where we can go to when this life is over. So , at the end of the day, we should all know the importance of Christmas which is the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Throughout the Christmas the majority of people who celebrate this event will celebrate by putting up a Christmas tree, a star, placing candles, angels and bells around the house and also by presenting others with gifts, but what do each of these mean to true Christian? A Christmas tree is a fir tree, and a fir tree stays green all year round, which represents the everlasting hope of mankind and all the needles on the tree point towards heaven making it a symbol about how a man’s thoughts are turning towards heaven.
The star is a heavenly sign of the promises long ago as God had promised a Saviour to be born and a star represents the fulfilment of that great promise.
The candle symbolises that Jesus is the light of the world and when we see this great light we are reminded that Christ was born to fill us and guide our paths with his true light.
The gifts teaches us that God loved the world so much that HE gave HIS only SON, so we should all thank God for his very special gift that he gave to each and everyone of us. John 3:16 says” For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.” We also remember the wise men who bowed before the Holy Baby, who gave him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, this helps to remind us all that when we give out our gifts, we should give them to others in the same spirit of the wise men.
The angel; this teaches that about the angels who were present before Mother Mary when Angel Gabriel announced the glorious news of the Saviour’s birth.They sang ‘ Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace and good will toward men”
Finally, what do the bells represent? As the lost sheep are found by the sound of bells, these bells should also ring to guide us to our Father., a symbol of guidance and return so let us remember if you are that lost sheep, would your heavenly father abandon you and only look after the others? No, he would not as he would come back looking for you as everyone is precious in God’s eyes.,
So, remember my dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ the true meaning of Christmas and do not put anything else in the centre of your lives this Christmas.We are all a humble servant of the One, so this Advent let us all bow down to the most Holy One and worship HIM. Our Lord, our God.