Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.  Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.  Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.  Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
We are literally on the verge of another Christmas, the day that we celebrate the brith of our Lord Jesus Christ. It was on that faithful day, thousands of years ago, that God took upon Himself human flesh and was born of a virgin in the form of a man. As Christ came forth of the virgin womb, God was revealed in flesh for all to see. That is what Christmas is all about. Without Christ there would be no Christmas. Those who have met the Lord have met the Father. Those who have trusted Christ in salvation have trusted in God for salvation.
I have blogged about this topic in recent days, but I want to offer a final reminder to keep Christ in Christmas. It was through the miracle of His conception and birth that we have salvation. Christ our Lord came so that He might die for our sins. He came to provide redemption for the human race. As we think of Bethlehem, shepherds, angels, and wise men, we must also think about Calvary, the cross, the empty tomb, and His ascension. Christ is Christmas. I pray that we will take the time to worship Him for the marvelous gift that He gave.
Take a moment to consider a story that I received from Rev. Mark Creech of the Christian Action League. "A school teacher in England tells the story of the time she supervised the construction of a manger scene in the corner of her classroom. It was all there – the wise men and the shepherds, Mary and Joseph, the sheep and the oxen. It fascinated the children, one child especially. The teacher asked this little ten-year-old, “What is it? Why are you so taken with the manger scene? Is there something that bothers you?” With his eyes still glued to the scene, the little fellow asked, 'What I’d like to know is: Where does God fit in?' ”
May we ask ourselves the same question this year: "Where does God fit in?" As we go about the coming days with visits to family, enjoying Christmas meals, giving and receiving of gifts, I pray that we will consider where the Lord fits in. I pray that we will make time for Him as we celebrate His birth.
I hope that you all have a very blessed and merry Christmas, one that is filled with the wonder of His birth. I praise the Lord for the most precious of all gifts, the gift of His Son!