The Bible tells the story of Jesus: who He is, what He did on earth, and what He is doing now. Not so many years ago, most people could talk about Jesus with some degree of accuracy, but today many, and perhaps most, don’t have a clue. It took generations to spread the good news about Jesus; it has taken only one generation for most families to forget who He is, and what He has done. Jesus is God in the flesh. He came to earth to be a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins. He was executed outside of Jerusalem. He was buried, and rose from the dead in three days. He gave His live to pay the penalty for our sin. Forty days later He ascended back to heaven where He lives to make His promises good to those who place their trust in Him. All who accept His forgiveness are adopted into the family of God.
Perhaps you believe that this story sounds unbelievable, but you would be wise to consider the fact that Jesus is God and all things are possible with Him. What you do with Jesus determines your relationship with God both now and forever! “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)”
The Christmas story contains a number of examples of how people reacted to the the news of Jesus birth: In Luke 2:8-20, the shepherds sought Jesus because they believed Him to be the promised Savior, Messiah and Lord. In Matthew 2:1-12, the wise men sought Jesus because they knew that He was the King of kings and Lord of lords, and they wanted to Worship Him. In Matthew 2:3-13, King Herod the Great sought Jesus to kill Him to preserve his own wicked reign and protect his dynasty.
Today, reactions are quite similar: Many would eliminate the name of Jesus from society because they stand for everything that He stood against. Relatively few seek Jesus because they believe Him to be the Savior of the world—the only hope for mankind to be reconciled to God. Among believers, there are fewer still who worship Him in the beauty of holiness, because He alone is worthy. But the question of the day is, What will you do with Jesus?