“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.” Matthew 1:21 (NIV)
All over the world, people are gathering with family and friends, exchanging gifts, attending church and celebrating Christmas. It is a wonderful day, full of meaning and significance: the birth of Jesus, the Savior of the world.
I urge my readers to gather your families around the Christmas tree and read the Christmas story, found primarily in two places in the Bible: the first two chapters in the Gospel of Luke, and Matthew 1:18-chapter 2.
Oftentimes the stress and busyness of this unique day can cause us to lose sight of the true “reason for the season.” And that reason is the gift of God to sinful mankind with the precious birth of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.