Sunnyvale Christian School wants to wish you a Merry Christmas. Today we remember Baby Jesus being born. The birth of Jesus was a miracle sent on our behalf. God wanted a relationship with you and I so much that He sent His Son Jesus in the most humblest of ways, as a baby.
Today we celebrate His coming into the world for the redemption of humanity. Hebrews 4:15 says, “For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize and understand our weaknesses and temptations, but One who has been tempted [knowing exactly how it feels to be human] in every respect as we are, yet without [committing any] sin.” As we look back at the year 2020, I am sure we have all felt “weak” at some point. This year has been full of twists and turns that made each one of us vulnerable in some way. What an encouragement it is to know that Jesus can sympathize and even understand our weaknesses because He knows what it like to be a human! Wow! Our Savior can sympathize with us! What an amazing gift.
In Hebrews 4:16 it continues by saying, “Therefore let us [with privilege] approach the throne of grace [that is, the throne of God’s gracious favor] with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [His amazing] grace to help in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment].” Not only does Jesus sympathize and understand our weakness, He is willing and able to extend mercy for our failures and give us grace in our time of need. May God fill your homes with peace this Christmas and gift you with His amazing grace. No matter what the circumstance, whether you’re weak or tired or failing, come to His throne of grace with confidence and without fear. It is there you can receive His mercy and grace. What an amazing Savior He is, Jesus Christ our Lord!