The True Christmas Story: Told in a child friendly form.
The real Christmas was not about Santa Claus. The true story of Christmas will fill your heart with such joy that only the truth can give.
Long time ago in the Bible land of Jerusalem, Almighty God fulfilled the promise He had made hundreds of years ago. God had promised to send a Savior into the world to save mankind from the consequences of sin that resulted from the fall of our first parents, Adam and Eve. When God created the first man and woman, Adam, and his wife, Eve, they did not listen to God’s instruction not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil which was in the middle of the Garden of Eden. Satan the old serpent deceived the first couple to disobey God’s instruction, promising them that they would become like God themselves, with the ability to know both good and evil. After Adam and his wife ate the forbidden fruit they instead felt entrapped by fear. They felt guilty inside and went to hide from God. From then on, all mankind became like Adam and Eve, enslaved to fear and meanness. God felt sorry for what man had brought upon himself, and promised to send a Savior into the world that would redeem mankind from living a life without God.
God chose to send His Son, Jesus, into the world as a new baby that would be born by a virgin, a young girl who had never been with a man. God’s people waited for the promise a very long time. In the meanwhile they continued to suffer from the consequences of the sin of Adam and Eve. People were killing each other and doing all sorts of other bad things to each other.
After hundreds of years, God sent the promised Savior into the world just like he had said. A young girl was alone in her room one night when an angel of God appeared to her. He greeted her with much kindness and told her that God had chosen her to be the mother of the Savior of the world. The girl expressed her wonder on how she could become a mother without being married. The angel explained to her that her Son would be called the “Son of God”, because He would be conceived through the power of God. The young girl, Mary, surrendered to the will of God. She said to the angel, “I am God’s creature, let His will be done in my life”. After a while, Mary was found to be expecting a child. Can you imagine what that meant for Mary and her family?
After the baby was born, wise men came from the East to worship the new born baby whom they referred to as a King .They said they had seen His star in the East, and had followed it to find and pay homage to the new born King.
Jesus the Savior grew like any other child, living with His parents and helping them until the time came for Him to fulfill His mission.
God bless you as you put your trust in God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, for your salvation, amen.
The EvangelistFola Jolayemi