Christmas and Easter in February 2/28/22

Some only think of Jesus’ birth at Christmas. Some only think of His resurrection at Easter. Yet each day proclaims His birth and His resurrection.

The darkness of night may seem endless, but dawn announces the birth of a new day. Suddenly, the sun rises, the darkness flees, and there is a resurrection of light. Each day creation celebrates Christ’s birth; each day creation celebrates His resurrection.

In every age, the world brings forth its darkness. When the darkness seems overwhelming and when we seem at our weakest, we remember that our God keeps His promises.

The birth of Christ was the fulfillment of a promise. The Son of God took on human flesh to be Immanuel, God with us. The crucifixion of Christ was the fulfilment of a promise. “He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon him." His resurrection was the fulfillment of a promise. “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?”

As we go through the darkness, we hear Christ’s words: “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” As we go through the darkness, we celebrate our Savior’s birth and resurrection; we celebrate His victory over the world; we celebrate the life that we have received in Him.

Be of good cheer!

Pastor Haney