Before Jesus was born in the Bethlehem manger, many people had prayed for the Messiah to come. One such man was Simeon, to whom the Holy Spirit revealed he would not see death before looking upon the Messiah. <!–split–> In fact, he was allowed to hold the infant in his arms and pronounce a blessing upon him. What a joy! He is no longer the Bethlehem Babe, but the risen Christ who sits at the right hand of the Father interceding for you and me. As Christmas has come and gone for 2014, let us honor Him lest we become slack in our efforts to proclaim His truths. Sadly, some Americans don’t know Him as Savior. To them He is only a baby, a myth, a face on a canvas, or some type of Santa Claus. But we know and worship Him as Lord. This is why we must tell others who He really is so they too can experience the true joy of Christmas. Today He reigns supreme as the risen Christ and our soon coming King. Let’s put Jesus first during this Christmas season! After all…Jesus is the ONLY reason for the season!
The Best Gift of all,