The Nativity of the Lord
Isaiah 52:7-10 Hebrews 1: 1-6 John 1: 1-18 or John 1: 1-5.9-14
Theme: The Birth of Jesus Christ
Today we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. A child is born, and a saviour is given to the world. The preparations of the four weeks of advent, comes to its climax in the celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is in our midst. He has taken the human form to be one with us except sin. It is a celebration of God’s love for his people. The incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. The birth of Christ has changed the narrative of the human story because he has brought us salvation and pulled us out of the depth of sin that we have placed ourselves. Suffice it to say, “The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us”.
Happy Christmas! This is another opportunity for all of us to celebrate the love of God for his people. However, there are two very important questions we need to answer as we celebrate Christmas, and they are. How well did I prepare during the season of advent for today’s event? Secondly, am I truly ready to receive the graces and blessings that accompany the birth of Christ? Remember, it is a gift from God that is available to all of us, no one is excluded. It is only you and I who can voluntarily exclude ourselves with our way of life. God has paid the supreme price by sending his son Jesus to be like us in all things but sin.
The celebration of God’s love for his people at Christmas is an invitation to you and me to imbibe this wonderful virtue of love in everything that we do. Let this same love be at the centre of your life and all that you do in your relationship with other people. This type of love is in great need in our world today, a love that brings about joy, peace, unity, happiness, and selflessness. If only we can enthrone it in our lives, things will be different, and our world will become a better place. When this is achieved, it simply means that we have enthroned Christ eternally in our lives, family, and the world at large. May God grant us the grace to emulate the love of God in all that we do in our lives, in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit, Amen. Peace be with you!