Words that build our faith and help us to grasp God's love for the world.
Posted in , Dec 19, 2018
Reading the Nativity story and the many Bible verses about the coming of Christ fills our hearts with joy as we grasp God’s love for the world. These verses expand our understanding of God and deepen our love of Christ.
The Gospel depicts the events, words and experiences of those connected to the birth of the newborn child and what His birth means to us. As we enjoy the season, let us pause to reflect on some of the Scriptures that point us to the birth of Jesus, the light of the world. In doing so, may we experience His presence and peace.
1) God with Us (Isaiah 7:14)
“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call Him Immanuel.”
2) Counselor for Us (Isaiah 9:6)
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
3) Savior for Us (Luke 2:11)
“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord.”
4) Peace for Us (Luke 2:14)
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests.”
5) Forgiveness for Us (Matthew 1:21)
“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus, because He will save his people from their sins.”
6) Joy for Us (Luke 2:9-10)
“Suddenly an angel appeared among them, and the landscape shone bright with the glory of the Lord. They were badly frightened, but the angel reassured them. ‘Don’t be afraid!’ he said. ‘I bring you the most joyful news ever announced, and it is for everyone!’”
These verses have a wonderful way of feeding our faith during the holiday season. We can write them in our journal or share them with family and friends on Christmas cards or social media. And by re-telling the Nativity story in church or during family gatherings, we can keep the Spirit of Christ on our minds and in our hearts.
Lord, help us reflect on Your love during this Christmas season and may we be filled with Your peace and joy.