Eighteenth Day of Advent, 2013
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16 NIV)
As I thought about doing the Advent blog this year, I decided to base each post on a Christmas song. I included contemporary, traditional, soloists, instrumental, dancers, hand mimes, adults, children, professional, and novice. Each night before bed, I prayed that God would awaken me with a song and a message for the day, which He has done graciously.
This morning, I woke with the song We are the Reason on my mind. Before starting my post, I opened my email. The first message I saw: Jesus is the Reason for the Season. I took that as confirmation for what I am to write today. The two statements go hand-in-hand.
Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas. It’s His birthday, right? We want to honor Him by remembering the miracles surrounding His birth. Drawing our attention back to that historical event reminds us of who He is, where He came from, and why He came.
Why He came…aah, the reason for the season.
Enjoy the sounds of Christmas as you prepare for Jesus’ Second Advent,
See you in a twinkling,
Brenda K. Hendricks