I know that Jesus doesn’t need any one of us to make a case for Him. He made his own defense by not saying a word to His accusers. He did asked though in the Great Commission, found in Matthew 28:19-20, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
The world needs Jesus now more than ever.
This Christmas, take the time to remember the birth of Jesus Christ. God came down to earth as a little baby born in a manger. Mary was a virgin; and so the conception was a miracle in itself.
Even though, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ during Christmas; the Bible scholars will tell you that his birth wasn’t actually around Christmastime.
In the manger scene, we sees Baby Jesus, His parents, Mary and Joseph, shepherds, and 3 wise men from the East. In reality, the 3 wise men wasn’t actually at the manger. They came to Jesus once Mary and Joseph was in a house. Think about it, they made the longest journey.
The reason for Jesus being born in a manger in Bethlehem, was because Mary and Joseph had to go back to their home town for a census. The inn was full at the time.
Mary was riding a donkey into Bethlehem and Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem before He was crucified.
Think about that: Jesus lowered Himself for us all. He humbled Himself. He taught us humility throughout the Bible.
In Isaiah 9:6-7, the prophet announced, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever,”
Yet, the Jewish leaders had a tough time to believe that Jesus Christ was promised Messiah. They expected Him to be born in a palace; rather than a manger. They didn’t expect Him to lower Himself like He did.
Even to this day, there are Jews who still doesn’t believe that the promised Messiah came. Yet there are Jews for Christ who do believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah. He was more than a prophet. He was the Son of God.
According to John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.”
Can you even fathom that love?
The Lord loves us so much that he willingly made the ultimate sacrifice for us all. We don’t know when Jesus will return again. He could return anytime. He is being patient in His returns because He doesn’t want anyone of us to perish.
With all the hate going on in the world today, we need Jesus now more than ever. Let us not just celebrate Jesus during Christmas; let us honor Him all year long.
It seems that Jesus Christ had been taken out of Christmas. Instead of Merry Christmas, it’s Merry Xmas.
The people behind ACLU is even getting rid of the manger scene. They don’t like the manger scene to be shown in front of a church, a school, or even someone’s home.
They wouldn’t even like that I’m mentioning Jesus in this blog.
Well I don’t care. I’d rather have Jesus in my life. He is my Lord and Savior. I celebrate His birth and His life. I’m forever grateful for all that he done for me.
I once was lost but now am found.
The Bible passage that is a part of my testimony is Luke 15, the parable of the Prodigal Son. I was baptized as a baby in a Catholic church. I went through the Catechism. I got confirmed in a Lutheran church. So I was taught the Bible and all about Jesus. Like any other teens, I doubted Jesus. With the life, I had, there was no wonder.
I won’t go into that life I had in this blog; but I will share how Jesus came into my life.
I was flipping through the channels on TV and came upon Televangelist Dwight Thompson. Now, I was never big on Televangelist. Anyway, for some reason, I couldn’t turned the channel. It was like the Holy Spirit had stopped me. Then one night Dwight Thompson preached on Luke 15, the Prodigal Son. Then during the night while I was sleeping, I heard the voice of the Lord speaking to me. He told me that he loved me and was there for me. I cried as I accepted the Lord into my life that night. I then got re-baptized, by being submerge in water like Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.
Don’t just take my words about Jesus, read the Bible.
We need Jesus Christ now more than ever. We need Him to return and save us all. Only Jesus can destroy all this hate in the world today.
I’m not going to apologize if I offended anyone. I’m making my case for Jesus Christ, who is my Lord and Savior. He had done so much for me and He is still at work in my life to this day. I love Jesus and if anyone is offended so be it.
Jesus is the best gift in my life that I ever received.
This Christmas let us put Jesus Christ back into Christmas. He is the real reason we celebrate Christmas. It is not the gifts you buy or get from someone. It is not Santa Claus.
Put a little love in your heart by putting Jesus back where He belongs. It’s time that we get back to God.