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Jesus Christ, Our Creator

December 29, 2017

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Jesus Christ, Our Creator

All the secular emphasis  on Christmas  is on Santa with his elves  and reindeer,  gifts,  trees,  decorations,  and snow.     That obviously misses  what should have been the point  for setting aside a day  for celebrating the Savior’s birth.    Nobody knows  Jesus’ actual birth date,  and that is not important.     One thing  that is important, though,  is the fact  that Jesus is much more  than a baby  in a manger.     Jesus is our Creator.

Jesus is God come down  to this earth  to save us  from our sins.    As Matthew 1:23 says,

Behold,  the virgin shall be with child,  and shall bear a Son,  and they shall call His name Immanuel,  which translated means, “God with us“.

This point is emphasized  throughout God’s word  in a number of ways  that are important  for us to realize  as we celebrate  a meaningful Christmas  —  a meaningful worship  of Christ.     In Hebrews 1:2 is a truth  to consider.     It says,

In these last days  (God) has spoken to us  in His Son,  whom He appointed heir  of all things,  through whom also  He made the world.

The whole world  was made through Christ  —  that babe  in a humble manger.     The apostle John has more to say  about this.     In John 1:1  he says,

In the beginning  was the Word,  and the Word was  with God,  and the Word  was God.

John calls Jesus the Word.     Then he says  in John 1:3,

All things  came into being  through Him;  and apart from Him  nothing came into being  that has come  into being.

When Paul was explaining  to the Colossians  the reasons why  they should lead lives  that are worthy  of the Lord,  he says  about Jesus  in Colossians 1:16-17,

For  in Him  all things were created,  both in the heavens  and on earth,  visible  and invisible,  whether thrones  or dominions  or rulers  or authorities  —  all things  have been created  through Him  and for Him.

And He is  before all things,  and in Him  all things  hold together.

So,  Jesus not only created  all things  —  but He sustains all things  —  He holds all things together.     This world could not continue  to exist  without the power  of Jesus  causing all the seasons,  growth in plant life  and animal life,  and every other miracle  of sustaining all  of creation.

Considering all this,  doesn’t it make sense  that common decency  should lead us  to worship Christ  in the right way  throughout the year?     It’s obvious  that the majority  of the world  doesn’t really agree.     They prefer  to emphasize shopping,  parties,  gifts,  food,  Santa,  etc.     They boldly choose  to ignore their Creator  and Sustainer.     And then,  they wonder why  they have no peace.

As we think  about Christmas  —  about God our Creator  coming down  to be our Savior  and Redeemer  —  let us worship  in spirit  and in truth.     As Jesus told the Samaritan woman  at the well  in John 4:24,

God is spirit;  and those who worship Him  must worship  in spirit  and truth.

Carefully examining  all these truths  in God’s word,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord God Almighty,  Your love  for us is so great  that You even condescended  to be born  in human form  that You might suffer  and die  to pay  for our sins.     All glory be  to Your name alone.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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