In a few days, believers in Jesus will gather in churches (myself included) and/or around Christmas trees to celebrate the birth of the small child who would come to set humanity free, a small child who would bring spiritual peace for those who believe in Him as Messiah, Redeemer, and Lord. His name is Yeshua.
There are those, myself included, who believe that Jesus was probably born around September due to a number of factors — including the fact that the shepherds would not have been keeping their flocks out in the fields in December. However, the key truth is that Jesus the Messiah was born and from that moment on the world changed forever.
There are many who will read from Matthew 1 or Luke 2 at this time of the year; however, my favorite Christmas passage is relatively unknown but it serves to remind the world of just what Jesus gave up when He came to earth to be our Messiah and what our response should be and will be one day…
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
— Philippians 2:5-11 —