Monday, December 15, 2008

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Jesus is the Son of God! As we celebrate Christmas this year, let us remember and honor Jesus Christ as the true and only Son of God.

The Bible says that Jesus was born of a virgin — that God Himself was the Father of Jesus Christ. This is a great mystery that our human minds may not be able to fully comprehend. God Himself became a man and lived among us. Jesus Christ was fully a man — He was a human being. But He was also fully God — the Son of God here on earth.

When Jesus was born, shepherd were out in the fields at night tending their sheep. Suddenly “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 of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord...” You can read the full story in the Bible in the gospel of Luke, chapters 1 and 2.

So Jesus is God’s Son. What does that mean to us? It means many things — among them, that

  • God loves us
  • God lived as a human among us so He understands us
  • God was willing to come to earth and live and die for our sins so we could be forgiven