Christmas is about celebrating Jesus' birth. But not just the fact that He was born. We celebrate His birth because of who He was and because of why He was born. Without these things, why would we celebrate?
This morning I woke up with Silent Night in my head. I'm even listening to it now. The last line of the second verse says "Christ, the Saviour is born." Here is the key to Christmas - it's not just that Jesus was born. It is that Jesus, the Christ, our Saviour, was born.
Jesus is the Christ - the Anointed one, the Messiah. God incarnate. God, choosing to take on the form of a man to be born as a baby.
Jesus is the Saviour - He came to save us. He came to suffer, He came to die. For us. Instead of us.
Christmas isn't just about Christmas, Christmas is about Easter! Already in celebrating the fact that He came as a baby, the "Why?" of Christmas leads us to Easter.
This Christmas morning I am celebrating and worshiping my Saviour!! To begin, I'm reading Phil. 2:5-11 -