At Christmas, nativity scenes, Sunday School children’s plays, even carols like “Away in the Manger,” remind us that Christ was born as a baby. Because He is “fully human in every way,” Christ can understand and identify with our humanity. But we also know that He is fully God, making “atonement for the sins of the people” (Heb. 2:17).
Our study this month in Today in the Word will remind us of the complex nature of Christ. As we read passages from various books of the Bible, we’ll look at Jesus as Creator, the Eternal Word, the Risen Lord, the Suffering Servant, our Redeemer and Advocate, the Messiah and the Prince of Peace. Our prayer is that learning about these names of Jesus in Scripture will help you see Christ more clearly. We pray that each day’s devotional will draw you nearer to the Lord this Christmas.
As we look forward to the New Year, we thank our readers and friends of Today in the Word for studying the Word of God with us and for your support of this ministry in 2019. May Christ, the Lord of Glory and King, be the center of your Christmas celebration! From all of us on the Today in the Word team, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
—Elena Mafter, Senior Editor