Christmas Eve

Christ was born in the first century, yet he belongs to all centuries. (George W. Truett, late Baptist pastor)

Truett continues, “He was born a Jew, yet He belongs to all races. He was born in Bethlehem, yet He belongs to all countries.” The Bible says that Jesus is to be crowned “King of kings” and “Lord of lords,” a rather astounding pronouncement about this inauspicious birth under unlikely circumstances. In just two days, we’ll celebrate this God-given royal gift.

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)