Matthew 2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”
As we prepare to celebrate this Christmas with our family and close friends, I cannot help but remember the greatest gift who is so often forgotten. Jesus Christ is the reason that we celebrate every December 25th, not because that was his actual birthday, but because God sent Him as a redemptive gift that we can received for free.
I love the lyrics “Oh Come Let Us Adore Him” from the very popular Christmas favorite “O Come All Ye Faithful.” I absolutely love hearing these word because it sets my soul on fire; encouraging me to stop everything (all of the craziness or this world) and go worship Christ Jesus. At the end of the day that is all that really matters.
In Matthew, three Wise Men also called Magi (Magi were men who were the advisors to kings in some countries; often asked to interpret the kings’ dreams and gained much of their wisdom by studying the stars) dropped everything they were doing in order to go and worship the coming “King of Jerusalem” (Somehow, when a very special star appeared in the sky, they knew they should follow it).
These Magi were chosen by God to seek out and bless His only begotten Son. We have been given by God, the indescribable gift of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. He is our Savior, Redeemer and Friend. We have the privilege of relationship with Christ, and the opportunity to receive His unfailing love. Oh Come Let Us Adore Him; the word adore, according to Webster’s is 1) to love and respect (someone) deeply; 2) to worship or revere. Oh Come Let Us Love, Respect, Worship and Revere Jesus Christ our Lord:
-We Love Him because He first Loved us, giving His life on the Cross for ours.
-We Respect Him because He didn’t come to earth to be served (He deserves it) but to serve each of us.
-We Worship Him because He is the Great “I AM,” King of Kings, & the Messiah; who deserves worship.
-We Revere Him because everything about Him is all together lovely & as He is so are we in this world.
Oh Come Let Us Adore Him Jesus Christ our Lord!!!
Happy Birthday Jesus