Christmas Letter from Apostle
Love Greetings in the Matchless Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through whom God has reconciled the world to Himself.
Grace, Mercy and Peace abounds toward you today from the Author of Redemption, the Father, from Jesus, the Agent of Redemption and the Holy Spirit, the Instrument of redemption. See Hebrews 9:14-17; 1 John 4:9-10.
It gives me great joy to write you this letter this morning as we commemorate the miraculous birth of the Savior of the world. See John 4:42; 1 John 4:14. Every Christmas we celebrate the reality of the truth that God was manifested in the flesh. See Matthew 1:18-25; Isaiah 9:6-7; John 1:14; 1 Timothy 3:16.
As you go about your festivities, it is important to remind you of the essence of this auspicious day. This day is acknowledged all over the world as the day of Christ’s birth. The real question is not whether He was born on the 25th but the fact that He was born and why. See Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:31-35.
Obviously, whether an individual believes in Jesus or not, he or she becomes aware of the truth that Jesus Christ was born. The message of the incarnation is fleshed out in many ways ; in our songs, messages, drama, nativity scenes etc.
Christmas is a memorial, a worldwide memorial that thousands of years ago God the Father gave us the greatest gift of all. This is the reason we give gifts on Christmas Day or during the Christmas season.
John 3:16 NKJV
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Isaiah 9:6 NKJV
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
This world is without excuse. In one way or another they are confronted with the reality of God’s Redemptive plan. It’s inexcusable to say that you never heard the Gospel. Christmas is the Gospel in action. God gave us His Son as an act of love to redeem us when we were undeserving.
This is a time to show unconditional love to others by the giving of gifts and through reconciliatory acts. Reach out to family members in Christ’s love. Extend the hand of kindness to someone in desperate need of love. It’s a time to celebrate His coming and the reasons why He came. Merry Christmas to you and yours in this season.