Painting: Mary and Elizabeth (Source Pinterest)
For those celebrating the birth of Jesus today, Merry Christmas!!!
I simply love celebrating Jesus every day. He is the greatest gift of all. Scholars believe Jesus was born in a season other than winter based on the events surrounding His birth, yet December 25th was chosen by the Catholic Church.
Whether you celebrate His birth today or another day, He is worthy. My encouragement is worship Him and love on someone today. Holidays can be joyous for some and painful for others.
If you do not know Jesus, I highly recommend getting to know Him. He is far better than any Christian has represented Him to be. He loves you with an everlasting love!
Jesus is perfect love. Born to humble circumstances, Jesus lived a life of unselfish, sacrificial love. He was the word made flesh to dwell among us. He existed before the foundations of the earth and still came to demonstrate God’s love for humanity as one of us-fully human, fully God.
Isaiah 9:6-7 (NKJV)
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
What a life! Thank you Papa God for Jesus. Love came down and blessed the entire world. Jesus is the gift that keeps on giving. May we celebrate Him every day.
From my house to yours, praying blessings over today and the year to come!
I leave you with one of my favorite Christmas songs O Come O Come Emmanuel. Bless you and your families this season.
You are so deeply loved.