A Christmas Acronym

Written by Barbara Alpert

Have you been following along with our series of Advent Journeys? There’s still plenty of time to join in.  Try one today.

“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” – which means, ‘God with us’.” (Mathew 1:23)

Christ the Lord – born in Bethlehem and laid in a manger (Mathew 2:1, Luke 2:4-7)
Holly Night – an angel brings good news of great joy (Luke 2:8-12)
Redeemer – Savior of the world (John 3:16-18, 1 John 4:14-15)
Immanuel – God with us (Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 7:14)
Shepherds – went to see Him (Luke 2:15-16)
They spread the word – and all who heard were amazed (Luke 2:17-18)
Mary – found to be with child through the Holy Spirit (Mathew 1:18-21, Luke 1:26-35)
Angels – praising God (Luke 2:13-14)
Shining star – wise men saw the star…they were overjoyed (Mathew 2:1-10)

“They saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.” (Mathew 2:11)

Wow! What an amazing account of the wonderful birth of our beloved Savior. May we continually celebrate, worship, and honor Him for who He is and all He has done on our behalf.

Heavenly Father, May our hearts and minds be uncluttered by the hustle and bustle which normally transpires this time of the year. May we bring…as a gift to you…wholehearted praise, worship, and honor. May our lives bring glory to your name. In Jesus name, Amen

Questions: Have you taken time to read the account of Jesus’ birth? Are you living by hearsay? If so, I pray you will read the above scriptures to grasp a deeper understanding of His birth.

4 Responses to “A Christmas Acronym”

  • Elkay says:

    Ken Lee, thank you so much for your uplifting comment about how the “real meaning of this season” is that we “celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour.”

    As C. S. Lewis stated, “the Christian story is precisely the story of one grand miracle, the Christian assertion being that what is beyond all space and time, which is uncreated, eternal, came into Nature, into human nature, descended into His own universe, and rose again, bringing Nature (and us) up with Him.”

    What this means is that we have been graced by almighty God, who has made us His children. We are forgiven (Ephesians 1:7) and our sins are “covered” (Psalm 32:1).

    Hallelujah! Since we are God’s children, we are predestined “to be conformed to the image of his Son” (Romans 8:29). It is my prayer that you can convey this into your Children Sunday School lesson and what it means to our lives.

  • Ken Lee says:

    Dear Barbara,
    Thank you for this. I have adapted it into a Children Sunday School lesson. May God bless you and your ministry. Wishing you and your family much joy this Christmas as we once again celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour.

  • Barbara Alpert Barbara Alpert says:

    Hi Sarah, so nice to receive such a nice complement from you. Yes, I love the Lord with all my heart and enjoy serving Him in ministry by reaching out and helping hurting women…His beloved daughters and my sisters in Christ. How about you? Do you love the Lord and does He have you in a place of reaching out and serving Him?

  • Sarah says:

    Dear Barbara,
    I was searching for quotes about Sisters and I stumbled across yours! I LOVED it and I wanted to find out who you were. As I searched, I found that you love the Lord and that you actively serve through ministry in your church. Naturally, I wanted to meet you. :) Please reply through email if you’d like to talk. Looking forward to hearing from you!

    Sarah :)

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