Every year we get people telling us “Jesus is the Reason for the Season”. It rhymes, it sounds spiritual, but is it true?
No – God joined the human race, and submitted Himself to the form and laws and life of a human not for selfish reasons, but for you.
You are the reason for the season!
Christmas is about a God who saw you could never do enough to impress Him, never be able to earn peace with Him – never even have enough control over your own stinking heart and flesh to be able to try!
And God became human, the Word became flesh, baby Jesus was born so that you could have a Saviour who is and was touched with every infirmity, that He would understand your weaknesses, and so He could die as a human and redeem all humanity from the curse of the law.
God is a loving Father who is not demanding anything from you but who wants to pour His life and righteousness and peace into you. A God who became flesh for you.
The angels sang “Peace on earth”. They didn’t sing peace in heaven, because there has always been peace in heaven. Christmas is for us on the earth; it is for you and for me.
Thank you, Jesus!
(And thanks to treeoflifeblog.com for the inspiration)