Christmas Day 2009

Blessed Christmas to all! Tis a joyous morning as we celebrate the birth of Christ which is the meaning of Christmas! Christmas is such a unique event around the world. Celebrated by everybody regardless of race, language or religion. A time of giving be it presents to love ones or charitable organizations. Tis a splendid season!

We went for our Christmas Eve worship service. Gosh! It must have been one of the most wonderful worship service we had. We had piano, organ, and a string ensemble to complement the worship service. How wonderful was the praises and singspiration!

The message for the evening was about the “Beauty of the Birth of Jesus” from Isaiah 9:6:7

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7).

No Other Birth in the world
@ Was brought about by the power of the Holy Spirit in the life of a virgin. @ was welcomed by choirs of angels singing in the night sky
@ brought wise men from the east to worship the one who was born with costly gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
@ was already known and predicted 700 years before it happened. (Micah 5:2, Isaiah 9:6, cf Luke 2:11)

What gives His birth so much significance and beauty?
THE ONES he was born for – Unto us.
@ He was not born for the angels although they rejoiced when he was born (Heb 2:16)
@ He is the One that the whole human race, and even the whole creation, has been waiting for and hoping for – the One who is given specialy for us.
@ God give Him to us in order to meet our need for Life (John 10:10, 14:6) @ But not everyone wants to receive and welcome him. (John 1:11) @ You need to receive Him as Lord of your Life.

HIS ULTIMATE destiny – “… And the government shall be upon His shoulder” @ “Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end.” This shows us that the rule of Jesus will be permanent. Therefore we must submit ourselves fully to His rule.
@ “… Upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom,”.
He will be a good king, like King David.
Because David was a godly and wise king God made a covenant with him and the throne of his kingdom could be established forever.
This covenant is now fullfilled through Jesus Christ.


~ by ymsim on 2009/12/25.

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