And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Luke 2:7-14 (KJV)
Today we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Although I never read the old King James Version of the Bible anymore, that version of the Christmas story is still my favorite. I guess it is because that’s the one I learned as a kid. No matter which version you read, the story is still the same. The Savior of the world is born!!!
That’s it, plain and simple. Why complicate Christmas? He is the reason for the season! Without the birth of Jesus there is no Christmas. Today, please be sure you remember the real reason we celebrate the holiday. It’s not about the gifts or the food. It’s all about the Creator of the universe stepping into this world so that the world might be saved through Him!