Reprint from December16, 2011
A few years ago The Lord gave me this thought about my Savior Jesus Christ. Now the main celebration of The Christian Holy Week culminates this Sunday what we believers in Jesus call "Resurrection Sunday". Every Sunday and especially during the Easter holiday all around the world we remember His last supper with His disciples, the great betrayal of Judas , the prayer in the Garden of Gethsamane, Is arrest San subsequent illegal trial under jewish law. We remember the brutality of the Roman soldiers when they whipped Jesus. He was crucified and died on the cross.
On this Sunday remembers that beyond Easter bunnies and candy Jesus is Risen from the dead on third day.... Just as He said He would.
Whave victory though Christ.
What was spoken about the proper Christian focus, perhaps it will be in the LORD of Easter, Jesus who shed His blood to give us back to God.
Commentary: born to die:
who are Christians celebrate Christmas because Jesus Christ, the Son of God came to earth on that holy night to die. He came to earth, born in a stable, put in a anima’s trough, grew in “grace and wisdom”, lived with an earthly family into manhood, taught people about God the Father and how to live a life that pleases God and then sacrificed His life, dying on a cross to save all who would believe on His name. He was born to die.
A world, not looking for His coming in the way that He came to earth, Jesus came quietly and in obscurity. A loving God, the Lord Almighty looked down on a world that did not love Him and sent His only begotten Son – a Messiah, Jesus, to a world that did not love Him. Yes, our dear Jesus, whose birth we celebrate on December 25 , had a purpose and a plan long before He came to earth to reconcile man (us), separated from God because of sin, back to God Our Creator.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son (John 3:16-18).
Without all of the commercialism, toys, presents, scarves and gloves, for believers in Jesus Christ, Christmas has a deep and rich meaning. Let those who are Christians not forget this season the reason for His birth. Saying it repeatedly is important: many are running around and wondering how to make the day “eventful” instead of remembering the “event” of over 2000 years ago – Jesus was born to die.
We are shopping, attending “holiday luncheons” – and we say “holiday” because so many people have a problem with the “Christ” in Christmas. The only reason why anyone should celebrate Christmas is to remember the birth of the Son of God. While others are frenzied asking each one, “have you finished your Christmas shopping”, I have yet to run into someone to say, “Jesus was born and I am glad of it”.
Jesus was born to die. We commemorate that great sacrifice of God giving Himself in the form of a man to a world that He alone created. When Christmas comes do not forget the Savior who died for your sins. If you have not believed on the Lord Jesus Christ for the saving of your soul, then do it now without delay and Christmas will be more than a holiday. It will be the beginning of a new life in Christ and a celebration through all eternity. Do not forget the significance of one of the highest holy days of the year – Jesus Christ, the Son of God was born…to die for the sins of the world.