For this week we will discuss 7 different Bible verses to read leading up to Christmas Day.
Yesterday we talked about scriptures for days 1 and 2 and today we continue with day’s 3 and 4 so we can make sure we get through all 7 for the week.
Let’s really think about these verses during this time and remember that Jesus is really who we are celebrating during this season.
The 1st scripture we are going to go over for today is scripture #3 on our list and it is from Galatians 4:4-5 it says, But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.
This verse depicts why God sent Jesus to be born on this earth.
He did it for us. He did it so we could one day accept Him into our hearts and become His children. He sent Jesus to save us, because of His unfailing love for us. Remember that as you and your family celebrate this week!
God sent His son to this earth to save us through the sacrificing Jesus, to cleanse all our sins. The law was what the Jews lived by to show their obedience to God. Once Jesus was born, the law still stood, but it was not as essential to follow so closely to get to heaven. Jesus died on the cross for that, and if we put our faith in God through Jesus, which is how we make it to heaven.
When Mary and Joseph were told about Jesus, I’m sure they had to process so much, and then to be told that He would be the savior of the world…that is a hard concept to wrap your mind around. I can’t even imagine how that whole pregnancy went and all the thoughts that surrounded it. Then on top of it, to have to travel in the later part of the pregnancy because of a census…sound crazy, but all planned by God so that Jesus would be born in the same place Joseph was, in Bethlehem.
When you think about how impossible all this sounds but then to see how easily it was all brought together is proof that through God all things are possible.
Our 2nd scripture for today is #4 on our list and it is from Luke 2:7 - She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.
There was no room for them …
Woah…can you imagine being the one who turned away the Savior of the world?
Then to continue the thought process, God so humble decided that instead of riding in on a white horse or being born in a glittering palace, the King of Kings should make His first earthly appearance in a dirty stable. He was wrapped in strips of cloth and placed in a feeding trough intended for animals.
This is remarkable because God could have made Himself known and made Jesus known and seen to all-in-one instance here, but He did not. He wanted to make sure the believers were really believing because of their faith not because Jesus came as a King in a palace and robes.
God loves us so much that He sent His one and only Son for us.