The Second Day of Christmas

John 1:18

No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in the closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. (John 1:18)

Have you ever marvelled at the beauty of a sunset, or been stopped in your tracks at night by a clear, starlit sky? Have you ever had a hunch that there might be a greater being who created this wonderful universe we live in? If so, have you ever wondered how this greater being could be known?

Many people will tell you to forget it, but Jesus came to tell you that your hunch is right.

We can’t see God with our eyes. We can’t find him with a telescope. In fact, we can’t search him out at all. But on that first Christmas Day when that baby was born, it was God himself who had come into our world. He had come to make himself known; to show us how wonderful he is and how precious to him we are.

It turns out that he’s our Creator and that he made us to live in relationship with him. It turns out that knowing him is the way to find true, deep, never-ending joy.

The First Day of Christmas

Luke 2:11

‘Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.’ (Luke 2:11)

Roughly 2,000 years ago, in a small town called Bethlehem, less than 10 kilometres from Jerusalem, a baby was born who would change history forever. He is described here as Saviour, Messiah, and Lord.

His birth was part of the greatest rescue mission the world has ever seen. He came to save us from God’s condemnation for our sin, to remove our burden of guilt and shame, and to restore us to a loving relationship with the God who made us.

He is God’s king, or Messiah, who rules over God’s kingdom. He invites us to join his kingdom by trusting him with our lives. He loves us more than we can dream, and knows us better than we know ourselves. If we will listen to him, he will lead us in God’s ways, which are full of goodness and blessing.

Amazingly, this tiny baby is God in person. He became one of us so that we might know him personally as Lord. He is God  ‘in the flesh’ and deserves our worship and praise.