Monday, December 24, 2007
What is Christmas about?
Written by Keith Throop
This is the song "It's About the Cross" by the band Go Fish, which is set to images from The Passion, the Jesus Film, The Gospel of John, The Nativity Story, It's a Wonderful Life, and other films. I thought it captured pretty well the important Scriptural teaching that Jesus was born in order to die so that He could save His people from their sins:
NKJ Matthew 1:18-21 18 "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, 'Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.'"