Welcome to our world. That sounds like a line from an old B-rated alien movie. That's what the top government official usually says right before the aliens start bombing their hellos, ” Welcome to our world.” What would you say if Jesus walked through the door right now? Would you say, ” Welcome to our world.”?
I wouldn't. He already knows what's here. He's always here with us. Let me reiterate that, Immanuel, God is with us.
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23)
Jesus Christ, the Messiah, our Savior and Lord is God in the flesh.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
Deuteronomy 31:8 reminds us that God / Jesus / Holy Spirit, the Trinity is always with us and goes before us. We need not be afraid or discouraged for thou art with us.
“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (Deuteronomy 31:8)
It has always been that way, since time began. Yet, a world in sin, without hope cannot cling to faith that yes, Immanuel, God is with us.
Take a moment to imagine what it must have been like to live in the world before Jesus came. As I said before, Old Testament prophets spoke about the coming Messiah: Daniel, Isaiah, Micah. The Hebrews looked for the signs for the coming King. Each generation anticipated His coming as they personally saw their world as the worst it's ever been. They longed for the King they knew was coming to be their Savior. They were expecting an adult King who would ride in triumphantly to save the people. Some are still looking for him today. How special it must have been for those who were given the eyes to see and know Jesus Christ, The Messiah, the long awaited King was born today!
Imagine what it was like for Simeon and Anna when they laid eyes on the child. ( Luke 2:25-38) They waited so long. There was no doubt in their minds. They knew this was a Holy child. I'm sure they said, “Welcome Holy Child. Welcome to our World.” Play the video below. As you listen, put yourself in the the place of Simeon and Anna. “Welcome Holy Child. Welcome to Our World.” Welcome Christ into your hearts and lives this Christmas. Many hearts are breaking. Many are in need of Hope. Always be looking for Christ's return. Put your hope and faith in His mighty power.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. ” Ephesians 6:10 (NIV)
Welcome To Our World performed by Chris Rice