T’was the Night Before Christmas

A Christmas Poem

T’was the night before Christmas and all through the earth: people were greatly celebrating all because of a birth. A Savior had been born into the world in the past, and the Salvation He offers it is hoped all would grasp. He offered His Life for those who would believe: all those who come by faith are those who receive. So, let us celebrate the true meaning and pray; because He left His home in Glory that all might be saved this day. (tq2021)

We celebrate the birth of our Lord at this time each year. He came into this world to save us from eternal separation from God. His love for us brought Him here to live as a Man – the God/Man. Our Creator became one of us to rescue His creation. We will never fully comprehend what it took for Him to leave His home in Glory. The Bible says the following regarding His First Advent:

“And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death on the cross” (Philippians 2:8)

All things were created by Him, but He humbled Himself and submitted Himself to the Will of His Father which was death on the Cross for the salvation of all those that will believe. Because of His love for us and His obedience to the Father, the Bible says the following:

“Wherefore God (the Father) has highly exalted Him and given Him a Name which is above every name: that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow….and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).

Our Creator became our Savior with His great sacrifice at the Cross. And because of this God the Father has highly exalted Him and has given Him a Name above every name. He is Lord and every knee will bow before Him. The Glory of Christ is the Glory of the Father as well. Again, this is all due to Christ humbling Himself and becoming obedient to the will of the Father which was to sacrifice Himself on the Cross.

It was the Father’s will that mankind be redeemed from our fallen nature. The only way possible was by way of our God becoming Man, living among us and dying on a cruel Cross so that we might be forgiven and become a new creation; becoming sons and daughters of God, and co-heirs with Christ.

So this Christmas as we honor and celebrate the Gift of God’s only Begotten Son into this world, we mustn’t forget the reason He came. He came for us. That was His only reason for coming into the world. That Baby in the manger was Emmanuel, God with us. The day of His birth was proclaimed by Heaven itself in a Heavenly host praising God and announcing the birth of our Savior and Lord, the King.

“And the Angel said unto them (the shepherds abiding in the field), 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 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'” (Luke 2:10,11,13,14).

We rejoice each Christmas because God our Savior was born into this world. He is Christ the Lord, and we, like the Heavenly host, say “Glory to God in the highest” for the love He has shown to us in humbling Himself and becoming obedient unto death on the Cross. We surely have been blessed in the gift of a Son. We witness each Christmas the great love of the Father for us that sent Him.

As Tiny Tim from the Dickens classic story, A Christmas Carol, exclaimed at the end: “God bless us, every one!” It is my prayer that the words of Tiny Tim might come true in the lives of all those that celebrate the coming of our Great King and Lord- Jesus Christ. That this Christmas the true meaning of His Coming will make this Christmas one they will cherish forever. “God bless us, every one! Wishing you and your family a Merry and blessed Christmas!

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His Shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

Always Remember,

God Loves You!

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