bible verses about ChristmasThe Christmas story, told countless times in a variety of ways. It never gets old to me. I also love the accounts of how Christmas made a difference in people’s lives. The power of Christmas is something that we should never lose sight of. I wanted to include one of my favorite Christmas miracles that happened in 1914 during World War I. The Christmas truce was a series of widespread, unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front.

Through the week leading up to Christmas, parties of German and British soldiers began to exchange seasonal greetings and songs between their trenches; on occasion, the tension was reduced to the point that individuals would walk across to talk to their opposite numbers bearing gifts. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, many soldiers from both sides – as well as, to a lesser degree, French units – independently ventured into “no man’s land”, where they mingled, exchanging food and souvenirs. As well as joint burial ceremonies, several meetings ended in carol-singing. Troops from both sides were also friendly enough to play games of football with one another. The truce is seen as a symbolic moment of peace and humanity amidst one of the most violent events of modern history. (from wikipedia)

However, when God our Savior made his kindness and love for humanity appear, he saved us

Luke 1:14
New International Version (NIV)
He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth,

Matthew 2:2
New International Version (NIV)
“Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

Luke 2:10
New International Version (NIV)
Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.

Matthew 1:23
New International Version (NIV)
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

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

Matthew 1:21
New International Version (NIV)
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

Luke 1:30-32
New International Version (NIV)
But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,

Isaiah 7:14
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
So the Lord himself will give you this sign: A virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and she will name him Immanuel [God Is With Us].

Luke 2:12
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
This is how you will recognize him: You will find an infant wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger.”

Titus 3:4-7
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
However, when God our Savior made his kindness and love for humanity appear, he saved us, but not because of anything we had done to gain his approval. Instead, because of his mercy he saved us through the washing in which the Holy Spirit gives us new birth and renewal. God poured a generous amount of the Spirit on us through Jesus Christ our Savior. As a result, God in his kindness has given us his approval and we have become heirs who have the confidence that we have everlasting life.

As you celebrate Christmas this holiday season, remember that God loved us so much that He “gave” out of His kindness.

 

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