Christmas – the birthday of my Saviour
“Today, unto you a Savior is born who is Christ, the Lord”. Whenever a child is born, parents obviously cannot predict the future, nor end of life journey on earth. But so it was not with Jesus Christ. Unlike all figures of antiquity including his companions, for Jesus are known his first minutes and hours of his arrival in this world.
To his miraculous birth was prophesied centuries before his birth. For his expectations had warned archangel Gabriel when he announces to Mary that she would give birth to the heir to the throne of king David. To his mission of the Saviour of mankind, warned crowds of angels from heaven.
It is therefore, over a billion Christians worldwide recall with deep respect and sincere appreciation to the work of God for them during the Christmas season. However, it is important to note that according to the news that angels gave to shepherds; the good news of the Saviour’s birth was not only for a certain category of people. They said this good news is for all people (see Luke 2:10).
By his coming, Jesus had not intended to deepen the religious divisions that were already present in people. He also did not come to create a new religion, but came to show the way to God saying: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one goes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
Kosova Protestant Evangelical Churches have made their preparations for the Christmas celebration. Throughout December, Protestant churches in more than 17 municipalities in Kosova over the last decade have distributed over 2 million Christmas gifts to the children of Kosova bringing smiles on their young faces. On December 24, various churches will welcome many Protestant believers and other guests, to worship God and to thank Him for the greatest gift of all – Jesus Christ.
Christmas is the best time to be reminded of the unconditional love of God for mankind. This is the time to love the Lord our God with all our hearts – and our neighbors as ourselves.
During the Christmas, to all Protestant believers and people of the Republic of Kosova, the President of the Kosova Protestant Evangelical Church (KPEC) Pastor Driton Krasniqi, usually sends his message with best Christmas wishes.