Thank You, God, for Jesus, Your one and only Son. A Savior sent to save the world! Yes, Christmas had begun! Thank You, God, for Jesus, Your perfect Christmas gift. —A Christmas Prayer
When God sent the King of kings, the most Royal of royals, the Savior of the world, he didn’t need purple robes, huge palaces, or royal declarations. No, this was not an earthly king, this was a heavenly King, sent to earth, “God with us,” Immanuel. This King would be announced by angels, signaled by a star, worshiped by the wisest. And the main characters of the Christmas story would all respond to these God signs and this newborn King with faith and humility. They recognized and responded to God’s true calling. And as a result, they’re playing a lasting role in God’s miraculous story.
When we, too, respond to the calling of God, he is able to work God’s signs through us and to further his story here on earth. We, like these characters, are called to humbly obey, serve, spread the news of, follow, and worship this baby born in Bethlehem—Jesus, the Savior of the world. The One who gave His life to save each and every one of YOU. Yes, Christmas had begun.