“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
In the Bible, there were many prophets (men who spoke the words of God to the people) who told us about Jesus long before He came to earth as a baby on that first Christmas day. In the verse above, Isaiah says that the Child (Jesus) comes for us, all of us. Isaiah also tells us that the child, God’s Son, is mighty and wonderful and will last forever!
Another prophet, Micah, even told us that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem. “But you Bethlehem Ephrathah (old name for Bethlehem), 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 old, From everlasting.” Micah 5:4
God and Jesus loved us all so much that Jesus left heaven and came down to earth to save us all. He was born as a baby. He grew up and loved and learned and worked and lived like we live. He understands our feelings, our troubles, our complaints and our happiness because He became like us.
Jesus and Me
Jesus had a mom that He loved, just like me.
Jesus ate good food and grew up strong, just like me.
Jesus learned how to work on things with His dad, just like me.
Jesus helped his parents around the house, just like me.
Jesus went to church to learn about God, just like me.
Jesus liked to talk with and help people, just like me.
Jesus came to earth as a baby at Christmas just for me.
As Christmas gets closer, remember that Jesus loved you so much that He came to earth to live like you and to bring you closer to God, the Father. This Christmas celebrate Jesus birthday!
This week try to think of something that Jesus might have done as a child that you like to do. Draw a picture of Jesus and you doing the same thing. Or make a birthday cake for Jesus and share it with your friends and family.
Afterwards, ask your parents to send your picture (or picture of your cake!) by email or Facebook messenger. You can help others understand that Jesus came to earth to live like us so that He could save us and bring us closer to God.
Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday, Jesus!