"The Birth Of Jesus"
This week is Christmas, so what better way of celebrating it then with the story of why we do celebrate Christmas. Many people in my opinion have lost sight on why we really celebrate Christmas, yes it's about love and giving and being with family and friends but we forget why we are able to do these things. Christmas was to celebrate the birth of the one who gave His life for us, Jesus. The story the love and struggle Joseph and Mary went through. The birth story of Jesus begins in Matthew Chapter 1 verse 18 " Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel”
(which means, God with us). 24When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, 25but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus."
This story is One of the most important because we see the beginning of the making of The Messiah Jesus Christ. We forget that Christmas is not about presents and Santa Clause, these things distract us from what the real thing we are suppose to be focusing on. I am not saying that giving and receiving presents, watching movies about the holidays, gingerbreads and candy canes are bad, but when they start to take away from the focus of Jesus we should re-evaluate what is most important in your life. So when celebrating this year make sure you understand what you really are celebrating.
Devotional By Desteny Angelí Segura Gutierrez
Granddaughter of Arturo Gutierrez