When you think of Christmas, do your thoughts begin and end with the birth in Bethlehem? As awe-inspiring as the nativity account is, there is so much more to the arrival of Messiah than the stable, the shepherds, and the star. The significance of The Savior’s birth is rooted in who He is, and in what He accomplished on our behalf!
For He has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of His dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.
Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.
He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through Him God created everything
in the heavenly realms and on earth.
He made the things we can see
and the things we can’t see —
such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.
Everything was created through Him and for Him.
He existed before anything else,
and He holds all creation together.
Christ is also the head of the church, which is His body.
He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead.
So He is first in everything.
For God in all His fullness
was pleased to live in Christ,
and through Him God reconciled
everything to Himself.
He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth
by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. – Colossians 1:13-20 NLT
What an amazing description of The Son of God! What amazing truths to take to heart… this season and always!
May the all-sufficient grace of God and the blessing of salvation through His Son bring you joy this Christmas and in the coming new year!