It is Jesus, the One True Light, born on what we know as Christmas Day. He is the Light of the World helping all to see; to see the Light of our Salvation. God Incarnate; the Gift of our Salvation. We are saved because he is born. Born on Christmas day to a young woman who answered yes to God’s plan for her to become the Mother of Jesus Christ; “theotokos;” the Mother of
Each year at Christmas I am reminded of the awesome responsibility taken on by a very young Jewish woman when she answered yes to God and like the popular song asks I wonder: Mary, did you know that your Son might one day walk on water?
Did you know that your Son would save our sons and daughters? Mary did you know that when you kissed your little baby, you kissed the face of God?
It is incredible to think about all of the unknowns we experience in life. We cannot know the future, what God will call each of us to in our lifetime. But by the gift of faith, we know of our salvation in the gift of Jesus Christ. How is that to affect the way we live with one another? How does knowing we are saved and that we will one day be with God affect the way we love one another? It is in realizing that Jesus Christ is God’s ultimate gift of love, come down from heaven, that we come to understand God’s great love for us and His desire for us to be one with Him.
Let us open our hearts with joy this Christmas season and let us receive the gift of our Salvation; our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Then, in accepting this awesome gift, let us go forward and share the Light that Shined in the Darkness; let us share the Good News of Jesus Christ with the world!
Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year,
He Would Love First!
October 24, 2020
A July Faith Formation Series – Part IV – APOSTOLIC