Heavenly Herald

December 23, 2016

I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it abundantly.” John 10:10

Christmas is not just a date on the calendar. It is not just an annual holiday. It is not a day to glorify selfishness and materialism. Christmas is the celebration of the event that set Heaven to singing, an event that gave the stars of the night sky new brilliance.

Christmas tells us that at a specific time and at a specific place a specific Person was born. That Person was (in the words of an ancient Christian creed) “God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God”—the Lord, Jesus Christ.

From the lips of Him who came fell these words: “The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). Like piercing trumpets, these words heralded the breaking in of the Divine to human history. They declare that Heaven has come to our rescue and that God has not left us to stumble alone on Earth’s pathway. What a wonderful and glorious hope we have because of that first Christmas!

from “Hope for Each Day” by Billy Graham

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