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It’s hard to believe that it is December but it is and everyone is getting ready to celebrate Christmas. But are they? What is Christmas? Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. But even with that statement, some people are offended because it really isn’t the birth of Jesus because Jesus has always been. The Bible says: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.” (John 1:1-2 KJV) Theologians use the term “incarnation” to indicate that Jesus took on human flesh. The Bible says: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14 KJV) The Bible has much to say about Jesus’ humanity. It tells us that He slept, ate, perspired, bled and other human needs. He expressed emotions like joy, sorrow, and anger. However, the purpose of Jesus becoming flesh was not to have human needs and emotions. Jesus became flesh to be the Savior of mankind. It was necessary for Him to be born under the law. “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” (Galatians 4:4-5 KJV) Jesus’ earthly birth fulfilled God’s plan. It was also necessary for Jesus to shed His blood for the forgiveness of our sins. The Bible says: “…and without shedding of blood is no remission.” (Hebrews 9:22 KJV) The Bible goes on to tell us: “Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.“ (Hebrews 10:5-7 KJV) Without the incarnation, Jesus could not die and the cross would be meaningless. God sent His Son into the world to provide us with salvation that we do not deserve. We should celebrate this every day of our life. The Bible says: “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” (1 Peter 1:18-19 KJV) Have you forgotten about the precious blood of Christ? The best way we can know the importance of Christmas in simply reading the Scriptures.