I’m so excited for the Christmas season! And this past weekend my family got our festive on!
The tree is up and decorated, there are even a couple of presents wrapped underneath it.
The nativity has been lovingly arranged in its place of honor, our buffet table.
The ceramic snowmen from my childhood have found their way to the side tabletops.
The candy canes and chocolate are waiting to be gobbled up.
And Christmas cards are calling my name.
Yes, we are ready and well prepared for the festivities.
But before it all begins, let’s reflect on the most essential part of Christmas, the Messiah, the Chosen One, the Savior of our souls, Jesus. These Festive Bible Verses for Christmas always fill my heart with the true meaning of the season and I pray that they will do the same for you.
Old Testament Promises of the Messiah
There’s something about these scriptures that hits me deeply. So many years before Christ would come, God gave us His promise of a Savior. To see that promise in black and white brings tears to my eyes and thankfulness to my heart every time I read them.
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are from of old,
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.
Therefore God, Your God has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions.
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
A Promise Made and a Promise Keep in the New Testament
The most wonderful Christmas gift we will ever receive came silently on a dark night, wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. What an amazing gift to see the promise of the Messiah fulfilled in these scriptures! Not that He came as He said He would, but because He came to save us and give us new life. Praise for the greatest gift!
For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
And she will bring forth a son, and you will call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!
Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
2 Corinthians 9:15
Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.
I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.
For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form.
Which one of these Festive Bible Verses for Christmas is your favorite? Did you find a new verse that inspired you for the coming season? Please let me know in the comments below. I would love to read your thoughts and stories of what Christmas means to you. Until next time, Merry Christmas! And let the festivities begin!