CHRISTMAS FROM A CHRISTIAN’S POINT OF VIEW
Written by Rumbi Mapanga
Isaiah 9:6-7 (Msg)
For a child has been born—for us! The gift of a son—for us! He’ll take over the running of the world. His names will be: Amazing Counsellor, Strong God, Eternal Father, and Prince of Wholeness. His ruling authority will grow, and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness he brings. He’ll rule from the historic David throne over that promised kingdom. He’ll put that kingdom on a firm footing and keep it going with fair dealing and right living, beginning now and lasting always.
The zeal of God-of-the-Angel-Armies will do all this.
To most people Christmas is a day when they don’t go to work and can over eat, give extravagant gifts and show an act of kindness to their neighbours – but without really understanding why they are celebrating.
For a Christian, Christmas is a time when the love, mercy and grace of God towards the world at large and his unmerited favour which he bestowed upon the world is celebrated. This is a continual thing in the life of a C stian which is only more highlighted on Christmas day as it was the day which was chosen to celebrate the birth of Jesus, God’s only begotten son. To fully understand why Christians give glory to God every time for the birth of Jesus you will have to first recognise God ‘s original plan for mankind and how it was sabotaged by the devil in the form of a serpent who lied to the first man Adam and Eve, therefore introducing sin into the world.
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