Who Is This Jesus Whose Birth We Celebrate?
He is the unique Person of the universe.
One of a kind,
Conceived by the Holy Spirit,
Born of a virgin, His throne left behind.
His birthplace a stall, animals near,
Located by the eastern star.
The magi found Him in Bethlehem,
bearing gifts from afar.
King Herod was troubled by Jesus’ birth.
He sought to kill this Babe in the manger.
But an angel warned Joseph to depart.
To Egypt they went, out of danger.
Herod died after several years.
Again the angel appeard in a dream.
“It is safe, take the Child to Israel”
For He shall be called a Nazarene.
The Boy grew strong. His Wisdom increased.
In the carpenter shop He worked.
At the age of 12 to the temple He went.
“My Father’s business I cannot shirk.”
At age of 30 He was baptized by John.
God proclaimed Him “His beloved Son.”
The wilderness temptation lasted 40 days.
He passed the test – His ministry begun.
For three years He walked the land,
Teaching, healing, doing miracles and more.
No one had witnessed these wondrous deeds,
No one had ever done them before.
Many people did repent.
But enemies were also made.
They did not believe the Son of God.
Thirty pieces of silver to Judas was paid.
A trial was held in Pilate’s court,
A mockery of justice took place.
“Crucify Him” was the cry.
The truth of Messiah could not be faced.
To the cross He went for you and me,
This sinless man, so pure,
So sinners could be redeemed.
Shame, suffering, death He did endure.
The grave could not hold Him.
Chains of death He snapped.
He now sits in Heaven
Interceding on our behalf.
But that isn’t the end.
Some day He will return.
As the King He was meant to be.
What a Redeemer, what a Friend,
This man of Galilee.
Now you’ve heard the story of Jesus.
A choice you need to make.
You can believe and live with Him
Or separation from all will be your fate.
He did all that was required of Him.
Now you must do your part.
Repent, confess, believe, rejoice,
Thank Him with all your heart.
Make this your merriest Christmas.
Jesus wants you in His flock.
This gift of salvation is free.
Plus, King Jesus will be your rock!
To those who have trusted Christ
And are living a life with Him,
Share this story of redemption
With the many who are lost in sin.
-- Edna Walls, Christmas 2018