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Merry Christmas and blessings to you from The Bible Philes, the blog dedicated to sharing scriptural insights for daily and eternal living.

Since February, I have been sharing posts under the category of Redeeming the Time. These posts are the building blocks of my current work in progress for Carlisle Publishing, LLC entitled Love Everlasting: A Practical Theology of Time. Lord willing, the title will see publication in late 2019 or early 2020.

Next Tuesday is Christmas Day, the day we commemorate the most momentous event in history, the birth of Jesus, the son of David, the son of Abraham, the Son of God.

Isaiah 9:6-7
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

I suppose it is fitting that in this season emphasis is placed on the child born. But he wasn’t born with an unknown future or uncertain purpose. Centuries before Joseph and Mary saw a new baby come into the world and named him Jesus according to the word spoken to Mary by the angel, Isaiah also wrote “unto us a son is given.”

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. KJV

The son we were given was God’s only begotten, His dearly beloved. No gift made or bought can ever compare to the eternal love the Father showered upon us through the blood of Jesus.

Galatians 2:20
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. KJV

Our God is the great giver. He gave all to have us for all eternity.

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death; but the GIFT of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. KJV

Merry Christmas, everyone, now and forever more!