Creed Screed: Is Jesus the Reason for the Season?


By Paul Leavens

Before you answer, consider John 1:1-4 and verse 14: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind …. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father:’

We see that Jesus was glorious from the beginning.

In Revelation we find that he will be glorious at the end of time.

So to get a biblical picture of Jesus, we see that he is outside of time and he stands before time.

We see he is glorious, he reigns victorious, and he hung the galaxies in place.

The “firstborn over all creation” He was God before Christmas ever happened, and he will reign supreme when this Christmas is over.

He is God every day of the year. He is miraculous, immeasurable, immovable, and unstoppable. He is beyond description and beyond words. His name is above any name.

But Is He the Reason for the Season?

The name Jesus is taken from the Hebrew word Yesua indicating “the Lord saves:’ Matthew informed us about what Jesus came to do.

He came to “save his people from their sins” (1:21).

We read the Bible and are reminded that the firstborn of all creation was dedicated and sacrificed for you. So you are the reason for this season. He came for you! If you were the only person on the face of the earth, he still would’ve come just for you. Yes you are the reason for the season. God Loves you!

Dr. Paul Leavens is Minister of the Christian Church in Lindsay, 120 N. Frazier Ave. To contact him, call 559-562-3743 or visit

This column is not a news article but the opinion of the writer and does not reflect the views of The Foothills Sun-Gazette newspaper.

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