For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6
Christmas is our season of joy, our celebration of what the gospel of John describes as a Light who came into the world to dispel darkness – Christ Jesus. "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, and none come to the Father but through me." – John 14:6
Christians mark many Biblical proofs given to us that, by our Heavenly Father's infinite mercy and grace, the Light triumphs over darkness – Jesus surviving the slaughter of the innocents, the many miracles of His earthly ministry, and definitively His sacrificial Passion and triumphal Resurrection! We know through faith the Light of the world ultimately vanquishes all evil.
With the miraculous grace of Christ's birth, life and sacrifice on the Cross, our eternal glory in heaven is redeemed in His blood. We need only belong to our Lord, and we share infinite victory over the bonds of death. Christmas joyously reminds us that the sacred gift of life – both human and eternal – is the priceless favor of a loving Creator, ineffably more precious than gold, frankincense, and myrrh. In Christmas rests our hope of salvation from all the woes of the world.
I pray for you and yours a blessed Christmastide that, beyond festivity, hears the angels' song:
"for unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." – Luke 2:11
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,