The True Meaning of Christmas [The Birth of Jesus]

The true meaning of Christmas is Jesus' birth. The Bible says, "She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."

The True Meaning of Christmas [The Birth of Jesus]

In this post, I am going to explain the true meaning of Christmas. Spoiler alert, it’s about the birth of Jesus!

The pastor at my home church in South Carolina said something that I want to repeat. He simply stood up and said, “there are no human words that can express this situation, so instead of me trying why don’t we read the Word of our Lord.”

I agree. So below is a passage we have all heard.  But I ask that you please read it through, in its entirety, today and see how it speaks to you differently than it may have before.  Please share anything that God shares with you.  Have a Merry Christmas!  Here is the Word of our Lord…

Matthew 1:18-24 (Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son)

This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”(which means “God with us”).

When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.

Luke 2:1-20 (The Birth of Jesus)

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

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And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviorhas been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Question from Charles Hamrick, the author.

How do you remember Jesus on Christmas?

Written by Charles Hamrick

I am very simply a follower of Christ.  While here, I enjoy the passions that God has given me that include my family, friends, church, sports (specializing in golf), traveling and simply experiencing God's creation to the fullest.  I additionally have a passion for writing and sharing what God is speaking to me on a constant basis.  I love the fact that our creator chooses to use the least of us to communicate His heart to others.

One thought on “The True Meaning of Christmas [The Birth of Jesus]

  1. Since becoming Christians five years ago, celebrating Jesus is very important to us at Christmas. We love the candlelight Christmas Eve service and always read the birth of Jesus in the Bible.

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