December 25 - The Birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn (Luke 2: 1-7).
Today should be one of the happiest days of the year: Jesus’ birthday, our best Friend’s birthday. Rejoice that God loves you so much that he became a man for you.
Happy Birthday, Lord. I love you and thank you for coming to earth for me.
Impact Sports: Have I called my coaches and teammates to wish them a merry Christmas?
Impact Life: Do I realize the sacrifice Jesus made to become a man?