Today, Christians the world over celebrate the birth of Jesus. The Christ child was prophesied by Isaiah (7:14, 9:6-7) and Daniel (9:24-26), and was born to a virgin nearly 2,000 years ago. Jesus’ birth split time, dividing the period before his birth (BC) and after (AD) forever. Here’s the recount of the Savior’s birth announcement, taken from Luke Chapter 2:10-11: (NIV)
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; 11 for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is [e]Christ the Lord. ~ Luke 2:10-11
This Christmas season let’s take time to reflect on the real reason we celebrate. Amidst all the presents and hustle and bustle, let’s remember that God made good on His promise to send us a deliverer – one who could save man from his sins. John 3:16 says that “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
So, today we say happy birthday Jesus!