Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Was Predicted

Happy Birthday Jesus! We put up our decorations the first week of December. We got our cards in the mail the second week of December. We celebrated with parties at the school the third week of December. And this week, we celebrated with our neighbors. I LOVE CHRISTMAS! I love the celebrations, the decorations, the cards from our precious friends and family, and the thought of God sending His Son as a gift to me. I sure needed the gift of Jesus. We ALL need the gift of Jesus!
There's a lot of talk of Jesus this time of the year. You can even hear it in the stores. No one is scared of talking about Jesus at Christmastime. It's great. But you know where I LOVE to hear words about Jesus??? Well, in the OLD TESTAMENT!!!
Do you know that in Micah 5 in the Old Testament it talks about a ruler coming out of Bethlehem "whose origins are from the distant past"? Do know that in Isaiah 7 it tells us of that a "virgin" will give birth to a child and He will be called "Emmanuel", which means God with us? Do you know that in Isaiah 9 it talks about a child being born that will be called "Wonderful Counselor, The Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace"? There's many more words about Jesus in the Old Testament. So, do you know why these words are my favorite? Well, because they were written HUNDREDS of years BEFORE the birth of Jesus!!! Amazing! Years and years before Jesus walked the face of this earth, God told us He was coming. Christmas was predicted!
Now my Words are nothing like the Old Testament. They are nothing fancy at all, and sometimes I don't even use the right grammar and spelling. But let me say this once again, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS! I'm so glad you came to save us. We needed saving!"
Merry Christmas to you and yours! I hope you stop to say "Happy Birthday" to the King of Kings!