Christmas is always an exciting time of the year, full of hustling and bustling with shopping, family time and lots and lots of baking. In light of all that, it is a very busy time of year. And sometimes we can get caught up in all of the busyness and become lost and overwhelmed with everything going on around us. It is important in the midst of everything to take time to stop and remember the reason for the season – God the Father giving us the precious gift of His son, Jesus.
Because Jesus was born we can have forgiveness of sins and eternal life! What a truth to celebrate! We must be intentional to remember this truth and thank the Lord for it during the holiday season.
Here are 7 passages of Scripture to dwell on during this Christmas season:
- John 3:16 For God so loved that World that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes on Him should not perish but have eternal life.
- Matthew 1:23 Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel (which means, God with us).
- John 1:9- 12 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God
- Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
- Isaiah 53:3-7 He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.
- Luke 2:10 – 11 But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.’
- John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Written by NBB Alumna: Bekah Leary