Sound the alarm, blow the trumpets and horns and go tell everyone that it’s high time to celebrate our King.
Jesus is the reason for the season, and we celebrate him through receiving him as Lord and Savior and sharing him abroad with all men.
In the midst of exchanging gifts and enjoying Christmas lights, trees and Santa Claus, it’s important that we keep the focus and refocus our attention on the real honoree — Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.
We are celebrating because Isaiah 9:6 says: “For unto us a child is born to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace.”
We have so much to celebrate this season and throughout the upcoming year. In spite of what’s going on in the world, we can celebrate because of Christ.
We can see this through the scriptures found in the gospel according to St. Luke 2:10-14. “And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people.’ For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you. You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. And suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.’”
You might not receive certain gifts that you desire this holiday, but I submit to you that if you have Jesus, you have the best gift. Jesus is the light of the world. Even in an economy such as this, He is still the light of the world.
Let’s praise, worship and celebrate Him for his goodness and mighty works. Shout it from the rooftops and in the valleys low that Jesus is here and he’s alive.
We do this by showing love this holiday and throughout the year, and men will see Christ through us.
This season we want to give Christ what we owe him, which is praise and honor.
In Matthew 2:2, “Where is he who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”
Herod had a hidden agenda for seeking the King, but you and I can have the right motive — He truly is worthy to be praised.
Christ wants us to seek Him. He wants us to be saved, and we can see this in Matthew 1:21: “She will bear a son and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
This holiday is a celebration of God’s love toward us. Have a merry Christmas, and let us celebrate the King.
Williams is the pastor of Rhema Christian Fellowship Church of God in Christ in Hinesville and a member of the United Ministerial Alliance.