Let me start by praying all of you a very very very merry Christmas.It remains to be my best season of the year. On that calm night, Mary and Joseph welcomed into this world a child. To the onlookers it was just a normal day and probably pitied Mary for bearing her child in a manjor. “How sad and poor this couple must be” they thought to themselves. Yet in that quiet night laced with uttermost simplicity the savior and king of the whole world was born, the reason we are celebrating this season.
Like any man had, Jesus Christ, the Son of God walked this earth with mere mortals. His every way oozed simplicity, meekness, gentleness, patience, kindness, mercy, peace, goodness, selflessness and greatest of them all being his ultimate act of love on the cross. I can almost bet no one on earth knew the meaning of this qualities until Jesus Christ Himself walked this earth and defined them.
See Jesus was a different kind of new and exciting thing. People tried to find a name to describe His way but couldn’t really. Couldn’t this have been a dead giveaway of Him being the Son of God? Only God can pull off such mystery.
Look, while we were told to pretend to be Holy, He said come just as you are. While we said hate your enemies and all unlovable people he said, love all. While we said religion, He said salvation. While we said judgment, He said mercy. While we said sufficient supply, He said faith. While we said revenge, he said forgiveness. While we said the rich are to be honoured, he said the poor shall inherit the kingdom of Heaven. While we saw the worst in people he saw the best. While we were still sinners He died on the cross for us, yet we did not deserve it. Who could have done this other than God? Thank you Jesus.
In our shortsightedness as humans we tell each other to remember the reason for the season who is Jesus Christ. Wrong. On that simple night, Mary and Joseph became the parents of not only the reason for this season but the reason for all the seasons that were, are and will ever be.
Our today may seem certain but our future, if without Jesus remains uncertain. Our future with Jesus guarantees us life everlasting while without Him death. He calls out in love all in this season who have not accepted Him yet. To allow Him to be the king of their hearts and their eternity of all their seasons will be in the safest place, His hands.
As we all enjoy this beautiful season, let’s ponder on the reason for ALL our seasons, Jesus Christ.
Akiane Kramarik painting of Jesus Christ called Prince of peace.