It’s easy to neglect a lot of things. We’re so limited in our thinking that our focus can immediately just shift on the here and now. This is the month where everyone celebrates, some maybe out of wrong reasons and some out of the right ones. I am reminded of what I neglect a lot of times.
Yes, it’s Christmas and we get to remember what the Lord has done for us. He gave His son to this world to die for our sins. That has always been the reason to celebrate Christmas for me. But why do we sometimes neglect this great truth and just really remember and internalize it during Christmas season. Isn’t it suppose to be a daily and regular reminder for us to be grateful of our salvation? Not only during Christmas.
As I read Hebrews 2, I really begun to internalize why Jesus came to be a man. He was 100% God and 100% man. How that is possible will always leave me dumbfounded. But that it what the Bible says. Hebrews 2:14 explains why:
Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil
Only through being a human being can Jesus die to pay for our sins. Shedding of blood (life) was needed for the forgiveness of our sins. Imagine that. The God who created everything, walked in realm of his creation. He walked the dirt that he created. He breathe the air that he spoke forth with, through His word alone. All to die for the sins of humanity.
Christmas should always be celebrated because of the gift. That gift, is the gift of God through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.