The Meaning of Jesus in the Nativity
The Lord of Christmas
Jesus in the nativity means good news:
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures (1 Corinthians Chapter 15: 3-4)
God comes in flesh to save the world.
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. (Matthew Chapter 1:21)
Without the Lord Jesus’ birth, there would not be any gospel to tell; because there would be no salvation and no hope for human’s eternal future.
So, Jesus in the nativity scene spells out hope and eternal salvation for all who come.
The Word Comes in Flesh
Jesus in the nativity is only the beginning of the history of hope.
God’s Son Jesus came into the world to manifest the power of God and the love and mercy to humankind.
Jesus demonstrated His sinless perfection in a sinful world. Only then He was worthy of being the sacrifice to atone for the sin of the world.
For He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Corinthians Chapter 5:21)
God accepts the work of the cross just as He now accepts any sinner who would come boldly in front of the throne of grace.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews Chapter 4:16)
Jesus in the nativity means God with men.
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.(Matthew Chapter 1:23)
Jesus is recognised as the Christ (Saviour), the Son of God.
And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. (Matthew Chapter 16:16)
He has the words of eternal life, to whom shall we go?
God’s dwelling is with men and He will live with them.
Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. (Revelation 21: 3)
So, repent and receive the gospel. Confess Jesus as your Saviour, enjoy the love, peace and joy of this season in a life renewed by God !
Photo by Lance Lee