The Season of Christmas is here. Everyone is gathering around family and friends exchanging gifts, eating or just having a great time catching up. All this are great but whats make Christmas more meaningful is to know the true meaning of Christmas. Though, having a Christmas tree, or dressing up as Santa is nothing wrong but Christmas is beyond all that. What started Christmas happened approximately 2000 years ago when Jesus Christ was born, the Saviour promised for the world came through the virgin Mary and humbly sleeping on a manger.
We heard the story thousands of time but I want to make it personal and write what the story of the birth of Jesus means to me. For me, it is about The End and The Beginning.
- The End of Doubt and The Beginning of Hope
Before Jesus was born, the world was still in sin. Many was in doubt whether the prophecy of the Messiah will come to save the people. In the Bible, between the book of Malacai and Matthew, there were 400 years of silence where during that time, there were no sign and word from God. However, when Jesus was born, everything changes as the wait was over, it was the end of everyone doubt and the beginning of hope for the people, the prophecy being fulfilled, the saviour of the world has come.
2. The End of Darkness and The Beginning of Light
When Jesus was born, a group of shepherds far away was taking care of sheep and suddenly a host of angels appeared bringing the good news of the Saviour being born. This story shows when Jesus came, the darkest night turned into the brightest day when the host of angels appear with their glorious light. Therefore, in whatever situation you are facing right now, when you put Jesus into your situation, Jesus can turn your dark days around into your brightest day, your sadness into happiness, and your weakness into strength.
3. The End of your Lost in Direction and The Beginning of your Way
In the bible as well it talks about the three wise men were travelling and suddenly they saw a bright star leading the way to the Jesus and they followed. This story shows that whenever we are lost, always know this, God will provide a star that will light up our way, that we will be clear in our direction. No matter how lost your journey is in your life, God will lead you to your destination. Trust in him for he will lead the way to fulfilled your destiny.