Isaiah 9:6-7 (ESV):
6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
Luke 2:1-7 (ESV):
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 6 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
We celebrate Christmas because Christ came. We celebrate Christmas because Christ will come again. We celebrate Christmas because the sinless One came to become sin for us. His Word is complete, and everything prophesied will come to pass. Throughout the Old Testament, the promise of a Messiah was preached. After 400 years of silence from God to the Israelites, Jesus arrived. Over 2,000 years ago the first Christmas was celebrated. We rejoice and celebrate today because of the hope Jesus offers to a world that is lost. Until Christ comes again, we celebrate. A very Blessed and Merry Christmas everyone!