This week as Christmas draws near and life gets very busy we reflected on the fact that this Christmas celebration exists because of Jesus. When God created the world it was perfect. He walked with the man and woman He created in the garden in the cool of the day. But sin destroyed this as they disobeyed God and were driven from His presence.
God gave a promise that this would change. In Genesis 3:15 He said One would come who would destroy the power of Satan, who would restore what had been lost. This was Jesus. Throughout the Old Testament God continued to give promises about this Saviour. God called Abraham to follow Him in faith and told him he would be the father of a great nation, that through him all people would be blessed. This happens because Jesus is a descendent of Abraham. God said the Saviour would be from the tribe of Judah, from the family of David. God promised in Isaiah 7:14 that Immanuel would come, God would be with His people. Jesus fulfilled the promises of God.
We see just as God kept this promise at great cost to Himself so we can trust Him to keep all He has promised to us. As Romans 8:31–32 says What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? And we can affirm as Romans 8:38–39 says For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This Christmas celebrate the God who keeps His promises and loves each of us so completely .