Editor’s Note: This is a short devotional delivered at Trinitas Christian School in Pensacola.
The Season of Advent teaches us that Christ comes again and again for us, and He will come again at the end of History for us and bring us to a new world of righteousness and glory. And at Christmas we find the hopes of all humanity, the hope of 2,000 years, the hope of Israel, and of the entire world coming to pass in the birth of a little child who is truly flesh, truly human, God of God and Light of Lights. We celebrate the Christmas story only because we celebrate the Easter story. The God/Man born in a manger is the God/Man crucified on a tree, is the God/Man raised to save and set His people free. We give to one another this Christmas because Christ was given for us, we serve one another this Christmas because Christ served us, we rejoice with one another this Christmas because the joy of the world has come.