The First Noel

imageWhy would anyone dislike a season where we celebrate that our King was brought into this world–our Savior, Redeemer, Deliverer and our HOPE!

This is just another reminder of a God that LOVES us that much!

He has given us peace, joy, hope and love. So we believe that He is the First Noel. The first to forgive and the first to free us.

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. Of the greatness of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.
Isaiah 9:6-7

We believe.

God promised His Son to be our Counselor and the Prince of peace. We believe that this is true. We believe in His Word that was fulfilled. He sent His son to die for us.

To believe is to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so; to have confidence or faith in the truth of; to have a conviction that (a person or thing) is, has been, or will be engaged in a given action or involved in a given situation. We believe in this given action. We believe that this situation was the perfect setup to take us to the throne and give us everlasting love and life. We believe just as Mary received the word of the Lord sent from an angel [Luke 1:24].

We have peace.

God has given us a peace in the midst of the shakiest times ever. A peace that goes beyond our understanding [Philippians 4:7]. Among chaos and change, we have that peace and assurance that God has all things in control. As seasons are changing from winter to summer, we shall not be perplexed but trust that God is in control of this universe. This peace will keep us in a freedom of the mind from annoyance, distraction, anxiety, obsession, etc.; this will be our tranquility and serenity.

We have joy.

When sadness tries to strike us, when the Monday morning blues creep up, when we feel the weight upon us, as we spend time in His presence He gives us a joy inexpressible and full of glory [1 Peter 1:8]. This joy is our expression of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure or elation. He is the one that gives us JOY!

We have hope.

Now we know that hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when desire comes it is a tree of life [Proverbs 13:12]. We have a new hope in Him. It is like a tree planted, firm and growing. It is us knowing that which is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best–God’s best! He will not fail us in this. He will not waver. He will bless His people always and so we have this hope.

We have LOVE!

Can we even find the best definition of this—for God is love [1 John 4:8]. The dictionary describes this as a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person or a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for parent, child, or friend. How wonderful it is to know that God has a deep affection for you. He has an attachment to you as His children. He loved us first. His love is eternal. His love is unconditional. His love is greater. 

This Christmas eve, we sing of the First Noel. The One that came to give His life so that we could have one in abundance. Let us reflect during this season that there is God that wanted nothing less for you than to provide you with a gift that would never fade or perish. Enjoy this blessed night. Merry Christmas To All.

Kim Walker-Smith
Christmas Comes
The First Noel

About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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