My favorite song, "O, Holy Night", sung here by Celtic Woman.
There are many names that Jesus is called in the Bible. There are none higher than another, for He is Servant as much as He is King of Kings. He is the Good Shepherd and the only begotten Son of God. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. He is the Sacrificial Lamb and the Lion of Judah.
He is Savior, Redeemer, and Lord. He was a babe born in a manger, and now He sits at the right hand of God. He is the I AM, the prince of peace, the light of the world.
He is all of these things and more, but if He is not REAL to you, if He is not a part of your life everyday, if He is not your friend, if He is not Lord of your life - then why do you celebrate Christmas?
Trees, and lights, presents and food do not make Christmas special. Jesus makes Christmas what it is. It is Him whom we honor and celebrate. It is cliche, but HE IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!
Think about that as you join with friends and family, or even if you're alone. Jesus came to this earth as a babe, leaving His heavenly home, so He could save YOU. He loves you that much. Do you love Him in return?
Now lest you be sad for the rest of the day, I want to leave you with another song by Celtic Woman - The Carol of the Bells.
This blog will be taking a break for the next week. Please join me after New Year's when I will be reviewing a few new books, sharing about my Christmas holiday, and getting back to a somewhat normal life. Lots of hugs to you all.