2 The people who walked in darkness
Have seen a great light;
Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
Upon them a light has shined.
3 You have multiplied the nation
And increased its joy;
They *rejoice before You
According to the joy of harvest,
As men *rejoice when they divide the spoil.
4 For You have broken the yoke of his burden
And the staff of his shoulder,
The rod of his oppressor,
As in the day of Midian.
5 For every warrior’s sandal from the noisy battle,
And garments *rolled in blood,
Will be used for burning and fuel of fire.
6 For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be *called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
So often, we focus on the gifts around the tree, the gifts, the parties and celebrations. But, this day is more than a birthday celebration. It is the day that the Kingdom of God came to earth. it is the spotlight of God’s grace. His trading the glory of Heaven for a human body so He could come and bring God’s kingdom once and for all, among mankind of whom He loves! He came for you! I pray you know Him personally!
I pray this season of celebration becomes a season of worship of the True Meaning of Christmas!