The word “Christ” comes from christos, a Greek word meaning “anointed.” It is equal to the word mashiach, or Messiah, in Hebrew. Jesus the Christ means Jesus is “the anointed one of God.” To be the anointed One of God, one would have distinct qualities unto oneself. It is only Jesus who possesses the many distinct qualities identifying our Savior, beginning with His virgin birth.
Jesus’ virgin birth took place two thousand years ago, as foretold over seven hundred years prior by the the prophet Isaiah. How very distinct–having a virgin as His mother and prophets foretelling His conception!
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
Jesus Christ did not come into the world to condemn. Jesus came to be a friend to all that are willing to receive Him.
Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
Like a friend tapping on your door waiting for you to answer; Jesus taps at your heart, waiting for you to receive His gift. Picture your friend standing there holding a large box just for you! Now picture Jesus, who desires to be your best friend, offering you a free gift that will last a lifetime.
Radio stations have started their twenty-five days of joyful Christmas carols. Families are addressing beautiful Christmas cards to loved ones. Delicious recipes are being pulled from kitchen drawers in preparation for baking Christmas cookies. And Christmas trees stand tall for purchase; soon to be decorated in anticipation of Christmas presents ready to surround them.
All these festive activities point to only one blessed extraordinary day, a day which school children and employees alike will be excused from their expected duties–Christmas!
But, dear followers of the True Light of Christmas, do you know there are some folks out there directly trying to snuff the festivities Christians enjoy as we ponder the true meaning of Christmas?
What a blessing to be spending the holidays with my husband, mother, daughter and son-in-law!
Holiday’s past included a wider field of family, but over the years that has changed. Beloved members have passed, some moved out of state, and sadly, we have lost touch with others for various reasons.
However, though our party group has gotten smaller, I have found I have expanded my understanding of the meaning of Christmas.Continue reading →
BREAKING — Last night Bethlehem shepherds (the exact number in their group has not been confirmed) tending over their flocks while living out in nearby fields, were terrifiedby what appeared at first to be an unexplained brilliant light source. Upon closer inspection, the shepherds acknowledged the magnificent light source to be that of an angel of the Lord which appeared to them.Continue reading →
BREAKING —Octavianus, who goes by the name Caesar Augustus, has decreed that a census be taken of the entire Roman world. The adopted son of Julius Caesar, Octavianus has taken the name Caesar as his own and combined it with the title Augustus which means great. Critics believe his name choice is an attempt to make himself look powerful.Continue reading →
BREAKING — It has been confirmed a local carpenter was visited by an angel last night. Holy documentation reveals Joseph descendent of David, was struggling with a unique problem at the time of his encounter. Through a personal dream this man from Nazareth understood and carried out a divine message that will forever change the world!Continue reading →
BREAKING — Today, a former scribe turned practicing prophet in Jerusalem, made an exclusive proclamation of the will of God. A virgin (at this point the precise identity of the virgin is yet to be known) will give birth! Continue reading →