Why was Jesus born?
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Why was Jesus born? The story of Jesus is the most important message we could receive from God. Christmas is a message from God straight to our hearts and he is saying, I love you! God became man. The perfect entered into this fallen world, God among the ungodly, mercy in the midst of judgement. Jesus was born to reveal the Father. This was God’s display of love for man, he didn’t want mankind to die in their sins. On the very first Christmas God made his home right in the midst of the human race with all it’s messiness. The salvation of sinners is the main reason for the birth of Jesus and when we celebrate Christmas we should remember that.
Christmas is one of the best times of the year but we often get distracted by planning gatherings, shopping, navigating traffic and just overloading our schedules with all the “Holiday Festivities”. During the Christmas season their are many traditions all across the world, but none of them point to the best part of Christmas. Christmas is more than just a holiday, it’s more than just social events, it’s more than all the feasting and commercial activities of the season. It is a celebration of God’s love for mankind, it is a day that remembers the birth of Jesus, the day God became man and dwelt among us ~ it’s salivation for sins. The “tradition” of remembering the best part of Christmas is for all the world, for all people at all times in all places. God revealed himself in Jesus with all his unfailing love and faithfulness. If we want to know what God is like we need to look at Jesus when he walked and talked to the common people of His day. He made himself a home on this Earth so we might find our home with Him. John 3:16 says For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. This verse is not typically associated with Christmas but it spells out the meaning of Christmas so well.
My prayer for you this holiday season is that you continue with your family traditions or find new traditions as you celebrate and that you remember the true meaning of the Christmas season. The Lord loves you so much that he sent his son to dwell among us and to save us from our sins.
How will you remember “Jesus is the reason for the season” this year?
One tradition we have is to go through a daily scripture reading plan each night leading up to Christmas to remind us what the true meaning of Christmas is. If you would like to follow along with our families reading plan be sure to follow us on social media.