Isaiah 9:2-7 says, “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.” “Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.” “For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.” “For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.”
Before Jesus saved us, we were those people who were walking in darkness. But one day, we all saw the glorious light and made our ways to the throne of Jesus, where He saved us with His wonderful grace. We owe all that we are and have in this life to Jesus for saving and transforming us into His image.
We all face battles and hardships because that is a part of this thing called life that we live. But the beautiful thing is, we don’t ever have to face those battles and hardships alone because we serve a Savior who is always there with us and for us.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” “Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”
We serve the only true and living God, who is eternal. Our Savior is not ever going to walk out on us and leave us to fend for ourselves. Because God sent His Son in the form of a man, we get to put our hope in eternity. During this Christmas season, let us remember to give praise to God for what He has done for us. Christmas is not just about family dinners and gift exchanges, but about Jesus being born for our salvation one day.