Who Is this Christ of Christmas by David Cawston

Who Is this Christ of Christmas
David Cawston
Colossians 1:13-20

Who is this Babe of Bethlehem?
Who is this one who became flesh?
Who is this Child who called forth songs of angels?
Who is this Christ of Christmas?

The answers to these searching questions have echoed and reechoed through the centuries since His Humble birth on that first Christmas night long ago.

The Wise men wanted to know this!
Matt 2:1-2
2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him." NKJV
Herod wanted to know!
Matt 2:3-4
3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. NKJV

Many world leaders over the centuries have asked : Who is this Christ of Christmas?

The echo has never come ringing back with more authority than that of pen of the Apostle Paul in the letter to Colossians.

Col 1:13
13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, (NIV)

Paul's declarations of the person of Christ leaves no room for debate or question.

Col 1:13-20
13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,
14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.
17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, ...


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