A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of teaching a lesson on maintaining our focus on the Savior to our AWANA group. At that time I told them that during this Christmas season that they should keep their "Godly Goggles" on so that they were not distracted by the toys, games and just stuff that this season has to offer. You see when you have goggles on it causes you to focus on what is ahead of you. As believers we can be distracted by things this season has to offer that isn't necessarily bad, but takes our focus on the Savior being born. As we get close to Christmas day I wanted to share a few verses that I am resting in and meditating on this year.
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:11)
I love this verse because it tells all about the child that is being born. He is the Savior! So often we want to celebrate the birth of Jesus without realizing nor acknowledging the fact that Jesus humbled himself by becoming a human being so that he could die on the cross. A death that was for all of our sins. A death that would make us all holy as we stand before a just God. A death that would present a perfect lamb as payment for our sins.
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel”
(which means, God with us). Matthew 1:23
By Jesus being born God came down to dwell with us.As Philippians 2:1-11 points out Jesus willingly humbled himself by becoming a man. Have you ever taken Christmas and focused on the person of God, through Jesus, humbling himself to dwell amongst us? When Jesus was born his name would mean that God dwells among us. I do not know of a more awesome fact than that.Christmas should be jotful for the mere reason that God came to dwell among us in the person of Jesus so that he could die on the cross for our sins. The only sacrifice that could be given to satisfy a holy Gods requirement for our sins.
With our "Godly Goggles" on we should be able to focus on the Savior as Christmas approaches. We should be able to see him as the only perfect sacrifice that could be given for our sins. We should be able to see Jesus as part of the God head that humbled itself to the fathers justice. So as we approach this Christmas day I ask do you have the proper focus on Christmas day? Do you need to put you Godly Goggles on? I pray that this season would not be all about the "stuff" for you and that it would be about teh child born as our Savior.