Christmas is a little over a week away, and one of my biggest concerns is that we’re forgetting what we’re actually celebrating. Don’t miss Christ is Christmas. The whole reason for celebrating is that God came down to rescue us. Since Genesis 3, God’s redemptive plan has been in motion. The pinnacle of His plan was Christ’s birth, life, death, and resurrection that paved a way for us to enter in our Father’s presence. Jesus isn’t an accessory to Christmas, He is the reason for the season. The Bible points to restored community with God, and that restoration begins with the birth of a baby in a manger.
Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name “Immanuel.” (which means God with us.) Matthew 1:23
As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, I want to point you to His finished work. This week’s myTunes Monday pick does just that. Shane and Shane‘s song, “You Loved My Heart To Death,” reminds us of the baby’s purpose. His first breath was destined for his final exclamation: It is finished. He loved our hearts to death.
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:30