Christ Before Christmas

Christ Before Christmas

John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

As wonderful and miraculous as Christ’s birth was, I think sometimes we forget that Christ did not come into existence on that day. In fact, the Bible says that all things were created through Him, and that He perpetually holds the universe together. The person of Christ is so much more than a humble baby.

Micah 5:2, “But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity.

When the beginning began, the Word was already there. He was not only with God, He was God. John uses the Greek word “logos,” to describe Jesus in this opening chapter. Greek philosophy was built on the assumption that “logos” was the foundation of everything on earth. They believed that perfection must exist somewhere. Here John is declaring that Perfection is manifested in Jesus Christ.

The beauty of the gospel is that this all-powerful God who created the universe and holds it together, came in human form. He lived a sinless life, and died in our place to pay the penalty for sin. And now we can have relationship with Him.

Christ identified with humanity, while maintaining His divine identity. That’s the message of Christmas. Many try to find joy and happiness in Christmas, when we need to find joy and happiness in Christ. The one who holds the fabric of matter together, the power of the cosmos, can now dwell in our hearts. There is no circumstance in your life that will ever be too big for Him to handle.

Isaiah 9:6, “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon HIs shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”