By Ralph & Elizabeth Pyszkowski
How many miracles have you experienced during the Christmas season?
Maybe for someone, it was just paying the bills and putting food on the table. It could have been the child receiving presents from a kind soul when they had nothing under the tree. There may be a family that have put aside their differences and grew a little closer together. A grieving widow finds a moment of comfort through a difficult process. Although these are wonders that may happen during the season, they are not the miracle of Christmas. The marvels of the Nativity are far more profound and momentous.
The phenomenon begins even before the birth of Christ and found in Isaiah 7:14: “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” This is one of many of messianic prophecies that foretold the historic event. These descriptive, specific prophecies reveal such information about Christ such as his birth place, his family tree, and who will be present to witness it all. They also share multiple miracles and signs like the virgin birth, which confirms Jesus was the son of God. It is also spectacular that the numerous messianic scriptures were written hundreds of years before Jesus’s birth and were completely accurate. They affirm the Bible and that Jesus was the Messiah. He is the only one that we should look to for salvation and to take away our sins.
Even more astonishing than these scriptures, was the arrival of the Son of God in Bethlehem. The fact that God choose to visit the earth and was born in a manger is incomprehensible. These humble settings just reveal God’s heart to touch all people. He is especially accessible to the poor, the outcast, the oppressed, and the broken hearted. It doesn’t matter what color you are, where you are from, your income bracket, or how sinful. Jesus wants to visit you and change your life. That is the miracle of Christmas. God can take a sinner from the bottom of the barrel and make a new creation. If you have never witnessed one of the wonders of the season, that is one to pursue. It is time for you to experience it for yourself and to receive the true meaning of Christmas.
(Ralph & Elizabeth Pyszkowski, Your Brother & Sister In Christ. All comments are welcomed at [email protected])