It is so easy to let Christmas happen to us, isn’t it? I mean, with all of the decorations and lights shining, carols playing, sales ads everywhere – let’s face it: the Christmas spirit is alive and well, and it just grabs us and carries us along for the ride – maybe even a sleigh ride! The truth is, though, as much fun and excitement as those bring, Christmas itself is much more simple than all of that. In fact, the entire Christmas story can be stated in fewer than twenty words:
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11)
The presents, the cookies, the family get-togethers are all fine. Sing songs, snap pictures, and share cards – enjoy Christmas, but never forget this simple truth: there is no true Christmas without the Christ.
From all of us at We The Kids, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!
Enjoy Christmas, Embrace Christ
Oak Tree Community Church, South Bend, IN
The Birth of Christ as told in the Book of Luke
Luke 2:1 -20 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
Mat 1:22 -23 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
ENJOY CHRISTMAS, EMBRACE CHRIST
FROM ALL OF US!
WE THE KIDS