Hallelujah! The Savior is Born
Published 6:52 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2016
By Adren Bivins
During this time of the year for most people, December 25th is set aside to honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’s birth. Most of us call this day Christmas. People celebrate by giving and receiving gifts, sharing and spending time with love ones and friends, singing Christmas carols, and doing good things to show their love and appreciation toward one another. It is out of the abundance of the heart is where all good deeds should flow, which begins from knowing and serving a wonderful Savior.
The Gospels began in the heart of God and the resurrection faith of the writers, but Matthew and Luke begin with the story of Jesus’ birth.
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His conception was a miracle and the advent was announced by angels. He was born in an unusual setting, also during a time when seems like Heaven was shut. It had been over 700 years as stated in the book of Isaiah, who also prophesied of the coming Messiah. Angels announced, shepherds heard, came and wondered. Magi came later to bring gifts. An angry and jealous King Herod killed many innocent baby boys but, God would not let him kill baby Jesus. Upon returning after their escape to Egypt, Jesus went to Nazareth and was reared in the home of Joseph, a carpenter his foster father and Mary his mother, who was a virgin God used to carry out Jesus’ unique birth. There never will be another birth like Jesus. God is his Father.
Matthew chapter one tells of his genealogy as related to King David. Luke chapter 3 tells us Jesus is related to all humans with a lineage that established back to Adam.
Jesus is the second Adam and he was sinless. “He shall save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21 “Jesus is the way the truth and the life.” Luke 14:6. As we celebrate this joyous occasion, we need to always remember that Jesus is the reason for the season. Merry Christmas! To God be the Glory!