In a topsy-turvy year when American traditions and sacred Christian observances have been pushed to the side and hidden behind curtains of COVID fear, let’s purpose in our hearts not to allow this Christmas season to be buried beneath the chaos.
Despite the state of our world today, we must remember that King Jesus still sits on the throne, and one day soon His Father will say, “Son, the place You have prepared is ready…go get my kids and bring them home!”
“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many rooms; if that were not so, I would have told you, because I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I am coming again and will take you to Myself, so that where I am, there you also will be.”~John 14:1-3
As believers, we know that to be the rapture. He is coming for us soon, and that will be a joyous day!
But, this season is all about His first coming! He had to be born physically on earth in order to die physically on earth as an atonement for your sin and mine. He carried the sins of the whole world to the cross, but He was first born in a lowly manger!
I suspect most of us know the account of Christ’s birth, and some may have seen this depiction. It is obviously not intended to be a deep theological treatise, but a child-like imagination of the blessed birth of our Savior. It brings a smile to my face every time I see it, and I pray it brings a joyful perspective to all as we celebrate the birth of our King!
Enjoy Christmas through the eyes of children!