We’re so grateful for you, our readers. The speakers and I have written short Christmas reflections we’d like to share with you to wish you a merry Christmas. Enjoy!
“The God of all creation humbled himself to become a human being—our Savior, Christ the Lord. Because Jesus was born, he could die, bringing the abundance of life we enjoy through him. May each of you rest in the security of the Babe whose birth we celebrate this day.” —Greg Koukl
“I’m always in awe of the nativity season because it represents a historically unprecedented event. Throughout the ages, there have been many men who sought to be God. But there’s only been one God who sought to be man (Phil. 2:5–8).” —Alan Shlemon
“The birth of Christ is the timeless event that invites us to believe that the cries of a broken world have actually been heard—a Savior was born, the vault of heaven has truly been opened. You’ve heard the famous words, ‘Mild he lays his glory by, born that man no more may die, born to raise the sons of earth, born to give them second birth. Hark! The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!”’ This Christmas I’ll be singing these words with a better understanding of their true meaning and finding hope in the only True King, believing in Christ the Savior. Will you join me?” —Jon Noyes
“At the end of a challenging year, nothing comforts like the incarnation of Christ. It stands before us as proof of God’s love and desire to help us, for ‘he who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all’ will surely fulfill his plans for us. Because of the incarnation, even in difficult years we can have hope in our pain because we know our present trials are in his loving, sovereign hands and our future with him is secure.” —Amy Hall
“We’ve all heard it: ‘Jesus is the reason for the season.’ But how exactly is Jesus the reason for Christmas? Why did he come? Jesus tells us. He came to give his life as a ransom for sinners. He came to call those sinners to repentance. He came to give eternal life to anyone who would believe in him. This Christmas season, meditate on these precious theological truths. Allow the purpose of his coming to fill your heart with inexpressible and glorious joy. Joy to the world. The Lord is come.” —Tim Barnett