The True Meaning of Christmas is not a Myth or a Fairy Tale but a Time to Celebrate Hope
The baby born in Bethlehem was wrapped in swaddling clothes is the Son of God that was prophesied in the scriptures in the book of Isaiah (7:14;9:6-7). Jesus was known as the Christ child and Mary and Joseph had a lot to do with protecting him in the early days.
The greatest gift was not gift wrapped with boxes and fancy paper, but the one God the Father wrapped.
“And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them”. Luke 2:6-7 NLT
The Word became flesh (human) and dwelt (made his home among us) and we beheld His glory. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. John 1:14
This describes Jesus who has become and is the light of the world. The God of salvation for eternal life. Jesus was born in a humble manner and died in a humble manner to give us HOPE and a future. Heaven is a real place.
To keep things in perspective Jesus is not only the Son of God, Creator, but the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is Soveriegn and Ruler over the nations and the universe.
Jesus became God in the flesh incarnate supernaturally. A miracle birth and human without sin. He is divine.
“For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body”. Colossians 2:9 NLT
The greatest gift to be cherished is Jesus Christ. The son of the Living God. ” For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only begotten Son… (John 3:16).
Jesus is our hope and is the Word of God. The Word of God is a gift that is to be cherished in this day. It is still relevant in our lives for us as human beings today. He is The Christ in Christmas!
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God” (John 1:1).
The Word (Jesus) became flesh and dwells among us!
“But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son”. John 1:12-14 NLT
God’s glory was not only seen in Christ birth, but more in His resurrection. Jesus is still alive today and God’s presence is His glory.
I have learned to trust fact over fiction any day, because God’s Word does not change. How about you? From our home to yours, enjoy the Holidays with your family/friends and have a safe and very Merry Christmas too!
Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region.
The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey.
Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own.
My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’.
God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth.
I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others.
There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more
I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more
I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better!
“But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version
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