The Return of Jesus Christ in Christmas
The cool evening night lit up gloriously when the angels appeared before the shepherds long ago near Bethlehem.
“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over the flock by night.”
“And, lo the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.”
“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.”
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”
“And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger.”
“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,”
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2: 8-14
The announcement that a child was born, was of great importance to all who have heard about that glorious moment down through the ages. People of all nations have heard that long ago proclamation by the angels at Jesus Christ’s birth. The amazing announcement was to show why Jesus was born. The point of his birth was as bright as a beam from the star his purpose was to save humanity by being the only one who can and will forgive their many sins. It was to show his purpose of salvation by giving them a way of escape from the torment of lawlessness, and bring the means to have peace and good will toward all people.
Jesus Christ has been a glorious, holy spotlight of hope for a change in people’s heart in response to his holy words in the Bible, that taught all who came to him how to love with respect one for the other from the heart.
We find that the message of importance brought to our attention by the angels, was to seek Jesus Christ who as the holy Son of God came to change our heart and life to one of kindly service to the people around us. To be like Jesus we must be the peacemaker and the person who knows how to love with a pure, clean heart to help others to find rest and peace enough to show people who Jesus Christ is as Savior.
Jesus is the only one who can help us escape the pain and sorrow of lawlessness. He can help us find a life full of happiness, by his caring guidance in all we do. It happens because of the unique life of Jesus who is God born as a human being to show us the perfect example of how to live like Jesus Christ.
I remember the sweetness of honoring Jesus Christ at Christmas, through Christmas seasons of the past. When I was in the second grade, we had a Christmas play about Jesus Christ’s birth, and we sang Christmas carols.
When I returned home from school mother told me another surprise, we were to meet my dad after work for another Christmas treat.
It was a snowy evening as my mother and I walked several blocks to town to meet my dad after he got off work at 6:00. That walk is forever etched in my memory. The blue gray sky so full of the falling snowflakes, they were landing on my eyelashes, and whisper kissing my forehead and red cheeks with cool touches.
I still remember the smell of wood burning, that swirled through the air with the falling icy sting of the snow. We could see the colored lights of Christmas decorations as they started twinkling on and off as we neared downtown.
We were to have a Christmas treat before Christmas since we were so far away from our immediate family in Oklahoma.
It was pay day, and we were going to get to eat out, and go to a movie. The Christmas feel was evident everywhere even with the smell of evergreen trees floating in the fragrant air, so when the Church bells rang out and lingered in the icy smoke filled atmosphere, we longingly remembered Christmas back home.
We had big family gatherings on Christmas Eve and on Christmas day, and each event had their greatest emphasis on Jesus Christ, from reading of the Christmas story about Jesus Christs’ birth, to the Christmas carols so lovingly sung by all the family.
We reverenced Jesus Christ, his birth and his life, so much so that we all wanted to share his love and devotion with one another. We went to church, to hear sermons about Jesus Christ and his love for all people. We attended church plays about Jesus Christ’s birth, so each generation in the family would know the source of our faith in Jesus Christ and how and why we should strive to be loyal to him and become like him in our character.
I love to return to that simpler life of long ago, when Christmas focused on the life and birth of Jesus Christ and how his birth affected all of humanity. It brings warmth to the heart of everyone who has warm memories and stories of love for Jesus Christ and love for their family.
Calling all Christians, it’s time to return Jesus Christ in Christmas traditions.
~ Joan Jessalyn Cox
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