For this week we will discuss 7 different Bible verses to read and ponder leading up to Christmas Day.
For today I have scriptures for days 1 and 2 so we can get through all 7 by Friday.
For the first Scripture I have that will lead us up to Christmas is, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” — John 3:16 (KJV)
This well-known verse is often used when leading someone to a profession of faith. But of course, some 33 years before Christ died on the cross, he was born of a virgin. That is where the story of salvation beings.
He was God’s gift given to us in the form of a baby boy. We celebrate Jesus’ birth during Christmas and many the traditional things we do bring acknowledgement that Jesus is our Savior.
God sent His Son to this world to save us. Prior to Jesus’ coming, thousands of years passed and those who followed God were a special kind of people who walked so closely to God. Go read the conversations that Abraham and Moses had with God…AMAZING!
Eventually God gave them the law through Moses for people to follow and to honor Him.
God saw it fit to send His Son for us. Why? Because He knew we needed it. We needed the tangible to truly believe because we are stubborn skeptical people. In Colossians 1:15 it says that Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.
The realness of God in flesh made a huge impact on those waiting for the Savior of the World. It proved God kept His promises. This alone converted so many once they heard Jesus had arrived.
The second scripture I have to share leading up to Christmas is. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! — 2 Corinthians 9:15 (NIV)
Speaking of God’s gift, Paul mentions a gift beyond explanation in this verse.
God chose to give us His only Son so that we could spend eternity with Him.
We are completely undeserving of this goodness. But that’s what makes Jesus’ birth the perfect, indescribable gift!
Thank you, God, for sending your one and only Son for us. To connect to and to follow as He teaches through His time on this Earth.