I hope and pray that you and your family have a blessed Christmas, celebrating with family and friends the extraordinary birth of our Savior, Jesus. From the Kuhlman family to yours, may you experience the joy and wonder of His birth surrounding this epic event, impacting all of creation past, present, and future. May you find encouragement in the following passages, quotes, and video pieces this Christmas Day!
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
“The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.” (C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity)
I will say to the prisoners, ‘Come out in freedom,’ and to those in darkness, “Come into the light.” They will be my sheep, grazing in green pastures and on hills that were previously bare. (Isaiah 49:9)
“While it is good that we seek to know the Holy One, it is probably not so good to presume that we ever complete the task.” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, God in the Manger)
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus. (Matthew 1:18-25)