We just celebrated the birth of Christ. The miracle of Jesus’ birth is that he was truly the son of Mary — human; but he was also truly the Son of God — divine. John’s Gospel brings this out when he says, “The Word was God” (John 1:1). But the divine nature of Jesus was not a surprise; God had been promising for generations that he would come into the world himself to be the Savior. One example is from Micah 2:13. There we read: One who breaks open the way will go up before them; they will break through the gate and go out. Their king will pass through before them, the Lord at their head.

The passage is Messianic, that is, about the coming of the Messiah. At the end of the verse we hear that the Messiah will be the Lord himself. (The name “Lord” is the divine name; the name God gave himself when Moses asked what God’s name was.)

At Christmas we celebrate nothing less than God himself coming into our world for the purpose of being our Savior. The Christmas story is one of pure love for the world — for you!

Christmas Day might be past, and you might be contemplating taking down your decoration. But don’t ever let the message of Christmas stop ringing in your heart. “Joy to the world, the Lord has come!” He has come for us!

Pastor Aufdemberge

Pastor Kneser

Pastor Wempner

Pastor Zarling