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Every December, our boys get so excited to ride around to see all the Christmas lights. And when the season comes to an end, they are sad to see it gone and constantly ask how many days are left until Christmas again.

It got me to thinking about how the people of Israel were waiting for the promised Messiah.

And finally…

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord.”
Luke 2:11

This fulfilled what they were promised through Isaiah 7:14
“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call Him Emmanuel.”

Jesus walked with, taught His disciples and the crowds, healed many, and performed numerous miracles. That wasn’t the end goal. As He predicted His death, His disciples were sad about it. Just like our boys are sad to see the lights leave each year.

The disciples did not understand, Jesus had only been with them a couple of years and now was going to leave them!?




Let that name sink in…
God with us.
He is always with us.

What the disciples were not able to see is the reason He was leaving. So the Helper (the Holy Spirit) could be filled within them and through us still today. That when the lights and decorations of Christmas are taken down, we still have the Helper inside of us. Helping each of us to be His light in this dark world.

Spring is coming, new life will bloom. The grave is still empty and the stone is still rolled!! Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father. As we enter into this Christmas season, be filled with the joy that He gives us and keep your eyes on Him. But not let it end when the season ends.

Matthew 5:14-16
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead the put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”