Caption: WE’RE THE REASON FOR THE SEASON
“For unto US a Child is born, unto US a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6.
As a young boy, growing up in the ghetto, all I knew about Christmas was harmattan, Mum buying us new clothes, chicken & Rice et al. Jesus being the central figure of Christmas wasn’t in my thought. I later grew up to know JESUS as the reason for the season. As I study the Bible, I got to know that we’re also the reason why He came to the world. The verse above buttresses it.
God had His human creature in mind before sending His Son to the world. What will Jesus have come to do if not because of me & you. The reason why He was born was simply for US. Seeing yourself in the scene of Christmas celebration is a proof to some extent that you’re saved. Paul says it thus in 1Tim 1:15: “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world (why?) to SAVE sinners; of whom I AM CHIEF.” Hallelujah!
Action cue: Thank you Jesus for coming for ME. I’m grateful that I’m saved. What a privilege!
JESUS IS GOD!
OLUWALANA Peter (JSB)