Today, I will be doing a Christmas-themed blog post that I pray will give you a better understanding of the meaning of Christmas and what it means to us as Christians and people. While reading this blog post, I want you to ask yourself this question that I feel we all as people and Christians should ask: Am I really understanding the importance of Christ’s Birth? I feel that knowing the importance of Christ’s birth is crucial in order for us, as people and as Christians to begin to understand the importance of having a relationship with God.
Well, what is the importance of Christ’s Birth?
I think that the importance of Christ’s birth begins long before He puts on human clothes and comes to Earth. Throughout the Old Testament, various prophets including Isaiah, Hosea, and Micah foretold of Jesus’s birth and what to look for when He came as the Messianic King. In Matthew 1:22-23, the angel Gabriel appeared to Joseph and told him Mary’s pregnancy with Jesus Christ was all part of the Old Testament prophecy about His coming birth.
“22. So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet saying: 23. Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call Him name Immanuel which is translated, “God with Us”.