So you probably know the Christmas story by now. It might be mixed up with a bit of Santa Claus, a splash of Frosty the snowman, elves and a whole lot of gift giving, but the basic story should be in your brain area. There are a bunch of mysteries that surround this event. How could the prophets have predicted the facts of Jesus’ birth? How did the wise men track the star? But the biggest mystery of all is how God himself come to earth as a little helpless baby?
After a break of 400 years between the old and new testaments we know God’s people were waiting for a Saviour, a Messiah, and then Jesus arrived! It took almost 300 years after Jesus returned to Heaven for Christians to decide that December the 25th was a good date to celebrate the birth of Jesus. There were other festivals around that time that were not about the God of the Bible, so they used the celebration to tell the Good News of Jesus.
And so today the basic message of Christmas is a big announcement and a celebration. God, the almighty creator of the universe, has come into the world.
In Luke 2:10 (ESV) “I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.”
It’s personal: “I bring YOU.” It is positive: “GOOD news of great joy.” And it is unlimited: “for ALL the people.” God is not a far off or distant, He is with us. The mystery of Christmas is Jesus, God revealed. This is good news that leads us to worship Him.
Check out our 15-day, kids Christmas reading plan on YouVersion. Through the mysteries of the messengers, the manger, and the star, we discover that Christmas is not just about gifts. It’s about the birth of Jesus, that God is with us, and Christmas is a time to worship Him.
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