“It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers, that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in” [Isaiah 40:22]. What is Christmas all about? God became a grasshopper! At Christmastime, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. We celebrate the fact that Hope entered the world.
But when Jesus Christ entered this world as a little baby, He was far from home: heaven. He was homeless, a stranger and pilgrim on this earth. There was “no room” for Jesus or His parents “in the inn” [Luke 2:7]. “He came unto His own and His own received Him not” [John 1:11]. The world rejected Christ its Maker. During His 3.5-year ministry, Jesus had no place to lay His head [Luke 9:58]. Think about it. God the Creator and Sustainer of all life had no place on this earth to lay His head. That’s just one small taste of what He sacrificed for us! Is there room for Jesus in your heart this Christmas? Have you made your heart Christ’s Bethlehem? Check out this Talleys song: “My heart would be Your Bethlehem”.
Isaiah 9:6 and John 3:16: it’s the nature of God to give and He gave us His best … His Son Jesus Christ. What have you given God and others this Christmas? What are you doing for others, with your time and money? We reflect the glory of Christ when we give! Check out this video on teenage affluenza.