It’s a wonderful season. The wife is cooking and making gifts, it’s time to retreat from work and relax, and it’s time to remember the birth of the Christ.
If Christ was merely a good man or example for us, then there is no perfect sacrifice as a vicarious atonement for our sins. But He was God incarnate, and thus we have a savior.
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Emanuel, while translated means, ‘God With us’” (Matthew 1:24, NASB).
We remember this event on which all of history turns and upon which all of history depends by giving gifts. This isn’t necessary to remember and worship Christ, but it has become customary. My wife honored me with this.
A 32 gun safe. Oh, and just for good measure, she bought me another nice weapon to go inside (you’ll soon see pictures of this too). And notice the power cord attached. No flashlights necessary to see inside.
Merry Christmas from me and my family to you and yours. God bless you for the new year. Worship the new born King.
“And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins. Now all this took place that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, “Behold the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which translated means, “God with us.” [Matthew 1:21-23]
To all my readers, please enjoy this Christmas season and remember and be thankful for the greatest gift of all, God’s only son, eternal, without beginning and without end, without whom we would truly perish.
If you haven’t heard enough good Christmas music, enjoy the King’s Brass below. All three videos are well worth the time. I had the opportunity to play a few charts with this group when they came through my city, when original member Doug Warner was with them (the greatest trombone player I have ever known, and with whom I had the chance to play).
The Captain’s Journal wishes all a very Merry Christmas, from our son who is on the 26th MEU, to the U.S. Marine Corps, to all of the military, and then to our readers. Remember those who are far away in foreign lands fighting on behalf of our country this season, and pray for peace and safety for them. Finally, remember the reason for the season – a celebration of the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ.