Mankind is approaching the season when most nations observe the birth of Christ.
Christmas is the celebration of the Son of God being born into humanity.
Only a handful of people in Israel knew of the Lord’s lowly birth. However, it was a celebration in heaven. Jesus was on a mission to purchase the salvation of believers.
Circumstances concerning His conception and birth are miraculous. The God-given signs start with a virgin—Mary. A young lady who was obedient to God. She knew ahead of time; her miracle child would be a son, and His name would be Immanuel, God with us (Matthew 1:23).
Isaiah 9:6 declares several things regarding this child. First, His birth would express His humanity and earthly identity. Secondly, the term “Son” reveals His deity.
The Prophet, Isaiah, then continues in describing His character. The first addresses His millennial government which would rest entirely on His shoulders. The following titles represent characteristics of His personality.
“Wonderful” delineates He is exceptional in all that He does. No one else is like Him or ever will be. “Counselor” distinguishes His ability to solve all problems, both spiritual and human. The advice of God is heavenly in all its applications giving proof of His deity. “Mighty God” describes not only His wisdom but also His power. For all things exist by Him (Revelation 4:11). “Everlasting Father” relates to everything Jesus does and is. His works, words, and Being are eternal (Hebrews 13:8). Last, another godly description, “Prince of Peace.” There is no turmoil in the Trinity, no more trouble in heaven—Satan and his demons were cast out and confined to a Christless eternity.
So, when we celebrate Christmas, we celebrate Christ, His birth, reign, and presence.
For without Christ, we would be most miserable.
When you think of Christmas, think of sharing His birth and His return.