Christmas

Christmas Day…

It’s here…! the culmination of twenty-five days…!

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus
that all the world should be registered.
This was the first registration when Quirinius
was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered,
each to his own town. And Joseph also went up
from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth,
to Judea, to the city of David, which is called
Bethlehem, because he was of the house of David,
to be registered with Mary, his betrothed,
who was with child. And while they were there,
the time came for her to give birth.
And she gave birth to her firstborn son
and wrapped him in swaddling cloths
and laid him in a manger, because
there was no place for them in the inn.
Luke 2:1-7 ESV

Christmas… it’s more than a Babe in a manger…
swaddled up in that manger is…
wonder…
justice…
peace…
love…
grace…
mercy…
salvation…
freedom…
life…
forgiveness…
power…
majesty…
authority…
glory…
splendor…
healing…
redemption…
joy…
righteousness…
faithfulness…
fulfillment…
hope…
God…
the Word made flesh…

The manger contains…
the promise of more…
the reason to wait…
the motivation to trust…

Consider this day… on the celebration of His birth-day…
What do you see…? experience…? wrapped up in the manger…?

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 ESV


Peace… joy… love… to you and yours…
Merry Christmas…

P.S. Would love to hear your thoughts… on what’s in the manger… perhaps what you’ve seen these twenty-five days… leave a comment in the comment box below the post… if you don’t see the box… click the post title… Christmas Day… and scroll to the bottom…

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