When we think about the birth of Christ we always associate it with the Christmas season. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, better to put the emphasis on Christ than just the Holiday Season. As I ponder the importance of Christ birth, I can't escape the ultimate end of His life, the death on the cross, and His resurrection. Isaiah, speaking hundreds of years before Christ appearance, reminds us of the true gift that He gave to all of mankind that would be willing to accept His forgiveness and salvation.
“For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him. :3 He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. :4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. :5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:2–5 NKJV)
Isaiah got it prophetically right, what was coming with the birth of God's Son, was the gift of forgiveness, salvation, spiritual freedom, and the healing that many so desperately need. WOW! Thank you Jesus.