Author: Sarah Rexford
There’s a story told yearly that goes something like this…
A prince of the most royal Kingdom was sent to save his father’s people. Rather than come as who he was, a royal prince and the only son of his father, he came in disguise. This disguise allowed him to get down to earth, spend time with his father’s people, and even help them.
To some he brought healing, others he saved from stoning, others from judgment.
At the end of his allotted time spent serving his father’s people, he sacrificed all he had to give— his life.
We have celebrated a season of Thanksgiving, several days filled with the craze of purchasing, and the opportunity to give back this past Tuesday. Now we too get to enter into the season of celebration as we remember the time so long ago when Heaven’s Prince came down to earth.
His coming brought celebration from the least of the Kingdom to those most respected because he was Jesus Christ, Prince of Heaven, Son of God.
He lived among humanity.
He served humanity.
He was killed by humanity.
Thankfully we know the ending to this story… a story that is indeed cause for celebration! But for now let’s remember the first moments of this Prince’s time on earth.
Born in a stable where the grandeur of Heaven was long absent. Here in this stable He began giving what would become decades of His time to those His father created…
Jesus come to earth is something to celebrate.
Jesus’ sacrifice is something to celebrate.
Jesus as Savior is SOMEONE to celebrate.
Let’s bring in this Christmas season — not only with thankfulness, a heart of giving, and a heart of acceptance — but also with the celebration it deserves!