These Bible Verses about Christmas will prepare your heart for this festive season.
As Christmas 2021 fast approaches and we have a load of things to do, at least most of us. We are thinking about what gift we can buy for loved ones. It has been a hefty year, as now, most countries and cities open their borders for national and international flights. It seems Christ will be well spent next to the family members, all around the table with gifts and healthy wishes.
They are all great thoughts and deeds. What about our inner soul, our hearts! Are we ready to receive the true meaning of this Christmas? And not only do we receive them, but we also grow them like a tree near the streams of water. Where are we going to grow them? in our hearts. The below verses will encourage you at Christmas and put your heart in the centre of this festive season. God’s Son, Jesus Christ.
These are the main characters :
The Magi ( three wise men)
Other Main Characters:
Christmas celebration is all about God’s Son, Jesus Christ, and it has never been about gatherings, lights, cakes, eggs….. Of course, they all help us point to how blessed we are that the peace came into our world; the reconciler is here. Emmanuel means God is with us.
Prediction before the birth of Jesus Christ, There are many predictions in the old testament; here are a few :
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
“The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land.
Micah 5: 2
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times.
John 1 : 1
In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The Birth of Jesus Christ
Matthew 1: 18-23
This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with you.”
And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God.
and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 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.This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
After the birth of Jesus Christ
On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. 5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:
“‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you will come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.
Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”
After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
Hope the above verses inspired you and know that Jesus is the centre of this festive season and He is here with us.