The Significance of Jesus The Begotten Son
The universal joy of Christmas is certainly wonderful. During this season, nations around the world have their celebrations, carnivals and festivals to celebrate the advent of a life. Only Jesus Christ of Nazareth claims this worldwide remembrance throughout the generations. You cannot remove Christmas from the calendar, nor out of the heart of individuals.
It is the time of the year when people globally celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and submit to a spirit of love, thanksgiving, kindness and giving. Many people do not even realize or recognize that it is the Spirit of Christ Jesus at work in their hearts.
God pours His love into our lives all year long, but at this season more than any other, our hearts are open to receive and celebrate the birth of His Son, Jesus. This festive period is a glorious opportunity to;
“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
Come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
And his courts with praise;
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and His love endures for ever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations.” (Psalm 100 v 1-5)
People around the world express their love, warmth and courtesy, while expecting to receive the same in return. But beyond the joyful revelry and merriment, what does Christmas mean to you? Why is it worth celebrating? What is the spiritual benefit of the birth of Jesus Christ to everyone in the world? Why did Jesus come on earth?
The birth of Jesus Christ is not meant to be a seasonal euphoria, but instead something to celebrate every day of our lives. Jesus came to restore our fellowship with God the Father, giving us abundant life, whilst destroying the works of Satan.
“For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord.” (Proverbs 8 v 35)
After his death on the cross, the Bible let us know that Jesus descended into hell (Ephesians 4 v 9), where he defeated the Devil and the cohorts of hell and made an open spectacle of them (Colossians 2 v 15). Jesus Christ victory over sin, sickness and death was for you and that victory is the reason to be joyful.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him.” (Romans 15 v13)
The joy of brightening people’s lives with the Light of Jesus Christ, easing heavy burdens and loads, supplanting empty hearts and lives with the perfect gift of eternal life, is for me the significance of the begotten Son.