I have to tell you, this is my favorite time of year (minus the cold – I could do without that!). But sometimes I find myself getting caught up in it so much that I lose sight of the real celebration – Christ’s birth, the fulfilling of the prophecy of the coming Messiah. I mean, I don’t forget, I think sometimes I just put it in the back of my mind for a time. Does that make sense?
So, today’s word of encouragement is about Christmas. It comes from the Old Testament, proving who Christ is. I love that God always keeps His promises, and the bible shows us this in many ways. Christmas time is a great time to look back at the Old Testament for all the scriptures of the Messiah, and see how they come true in the New Testament! Today’s verse comes from Isaiah……
“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14
I hope you are enjoying this blessed holiday season. It’s okay to have fun, sing songs, and decorate, as long as you keep Christ at the center. Blessings everyone!
What verse has been on your mind this week? I hope you’ll share it. Be sure to stop by these blogs to see what verse has inspired them this week too!
Trisha @ Joy of Reading
Nicole @ Christian Fiction Girl
Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home