I have been reading the Bible and searching the web for ideas of what verses would be great to read for Christmas morning. Above all of the Christmas traditions, I want to invite Christ into our Christmas celebration by reading the Christmas story and verses that foretold his birth. These are 17 verses that really stuck out to me as exciting and amazing! The Messiah who was to bring us peace was prophesied about years and years before God sent his Son to earth as a baby. I hope you enjoy these verses as much as I enjoyed collecting them. At the bottom is a small devotional that you can share with your family! Merry Christmas!
This morning we celebrate the birth of our Savior. Our Messiah, Prince of Peace, and Immanuel. On this morning over 2,000 years ago, God sent his Son to be "God is with Us" to be our powerful God come to earth as a man . . . as a baby.
Here in 2012, how many very powerful people can you think of who would give up all of the power of their position to become vulnerable and dependent to poor and unimportant people? Not likely. But that is exactly what God did! He sent Jesus to Mary a teenager who was not even married yet. He sent Jesus into the home of a carpenter who would make very little money. He had the angels announce Jesus' birth to shepherds who to everyone else were not good company to keep; they were poor and smelly! God wanted us to know that no matter how small we think we are, how unimportant, how poor, how hurt, and how broken we are that He came for us. He came to save each and every one of us.
This little baby, this Son of God, became a servant to all mankind. As we open our presents this morning, let's remember that the greatest gift of all came in the smallest package. Humility and thankfulness should be our attitude for Christmas, not thoughts of ourselves and what we want. What did God want most of all? To love us. He made the way to reach us through this baby Jesus.
Let's have a prayer time.
You sent us a wonderful gift on Christmas. Of all the things that You could give to us, You the one that cost the most, the one that took the life of your Son. Give us thankful hearts this Christmas and hearts open to You. Turn our eyes away from ourselves and remind us that you are the reason that we give to each other. Thank you for the blessings you have given to us this Christmas.
In Jesus name, Amen.
Merry Christmas my dear blog readers!