Today culminates the celebration that began with the anticipation during Advent. The King of Kings is born and He will go on to do wondrous things in his life. The above pictures point out just a few, including his baptism by John the Baptist, His bringing Lazarus back to life after being dead for four days, His triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and His praying in the Garden of Gethsemane as he awaited His arrest and ultimate crucifixion. And now we await His return with the Second Coming. Think about it: Jesus Christ our Lord knew what His life on earth was about and how it would end, yet this man and God went through with the pain and suffering just for us.
So today we celebrate His birth and the beginning of His life as a mere mortal while also being a God with the power to avoid the pain had He wished. On this day God put himself directly into human history through His Son and the world was forever changed. And now we await his return in ultimate Glory when He comes back to rule the world and banish sin forever. Are you ready in your heart for Him? If not, open your heart and let the Son shine in. Your life will be changed forever.
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM NORTH FLORIDA WRITER AS WE SAY:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PRECIOUS CHILD, OUR GLORIOUS KING