“To us a Son is given” – Celebrating Yeshua this Christmas in Israel

These days, as the evil forces in the world are trying to rewrite history, erase the biblical roots of Israel, Jewish people and even the very identity of our Lord Jesus, it is more imperative than ever that we remind ourselves and the world the undeniable TRUTH of what we are celebrating on Christmas. 

The birth of Yeshua took place in a very turbulent time when King Herod ordered the execution of all male children two years of age and under. 

The first nativity scene the night Jesus was born was not glamorous. He was born in the darkness of the night, in the solitude of a stable, placed in a manger, hidden from the world in fear of being killed. 

Yeshua’s birth is a reminder that dark times give birth to astonishing light. 

Thousands of years before Jesus was born, God had already promised He would send this world a Savior. 

Isaiah 9:2 — “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.”

Isaiah 9:6 — “For to us a child is born,

to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” 

Jesus was born under unimaginable circumstances, defying all odds and overcoming all obstacles. 

It was God’s way of showing us the way and the path of following our Lord, that will never be smooth or easy, but it will be filled with His power, miracles, light and hope. 

Today, even as we witness the darkness around us, we are blessed to carry the inextinguishable light of Jesus in our hearts and lives, that no amount of darkness could ever overcome. 

This Christmas we pray from the Land where Yeshua was born over 2000 years ago, that His light will carry you through any dark times you might face. May His transformative love and saving grace fill your heart and life, so that it will overflow onto those who come in contact with you and change them just as it has changed us at one point. 

As we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior — Yeshua, may we always remember that He alone is our truth, our way and our life. 

Praying you have a wonderful Christmas celebrating our Messiah Yeshua! 

Merry Christmas from the Land of Jesus!