And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11 ESV)
This is one of those special Christmas days that actually falls on a Sunday. And because of that, many of us will get the opportunity to gather and worship in a church to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. (For others, this may pose a dilemma as the rigors of celebrating the birth of Christ get in the way with the actual worship of Him.)
But one of the neat things about Christmas the holiday — even in the USA circa 2016 — is that this holiday points us right to Jesus. No matter what a person’s religious background may be, no matter what stage of life, no matter where a person is, Christmas (like a couple of other holidays) points people right to Jesus. Whether we love the holiday or loathe it, at some point, the question will cross our minds, “what is this all about?”
The answer to that question is Jesus. Good news of great joy has come — for all people. A Savior has been born and given to us. This is important because we’re all sinners and we’ve all sinned against God, who is perfect and wants nothing to do with sin. But God, in His state of perfect love, made a way for us to be reconciled to Him through Jesus. And that is what Christmas is about. It’s about Jesus making that journey to us so that we could be reconciled to God through Him.
Another blessing is that we don’t just worship God once a year. We actually get to worship Him whenever and wherever! But today, as we wake up on the Lord’s Day which falls on Christmas, let’s especially worship Him.
“Sunday Worship” is a weekly series that can hopefully be used to help prepare our hearts to worship God Almighty. You can read all of the posts in this series by clicking here.