THE REASON BEHIND THE SEASONIsaiah 7: 1 - 14
‘Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.’(Isaiah 7:14)
The incarnation is the fulfillment of what the Lord had said through the prophet. “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel.” (This means “God with us”)
The God is still with us, but are we with the God? When we celebrate his coming into this world to save us from our sins, we should ponder over the reason behind the season. The God so loved the world, so He sent His only son to be with us and to save us from our sins. Let us remember this eternal truth when we celebrate Christmas this year.
Are we like the American atheists who posted a billboard at New York Time Square which reads like this- keep the Merry (under the picture of Santa) and dump the myth (under the picture of Jesus). Yes, definitely, if we keep only the merry of the Christmas and forget the real reason behind the season, we are dumping the reason behind the season.
Prayer: Lord, help us to remember the real reason behind your birth in to this world. We know that you loved the world that you sent your only son to save us from our sins and to be with us till the end of the world. Help us to remember your sacrifice by your death on the cross also during this season of joy. Amen.
Lal Varghese, Dallas