I hope that you found the title suitable and that it drew your attention to this writing.
Now that I have you here, I want to begin by saying that the Bible says nothing definitively about a “Christmas Eve.” There is a lot of emphasis on Christmas Eve but the Bible does not specifically detail the events of Christmas Eve.
Even the angels who appear to shepherds affirm in Luke 2:11 that,
“For unto you [shephards] is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”
Nonetheless, do not be dismayed!
As a teacher of the Bible, I often warn people against assuming or “reading into” the Bible. But be sure of this.
There was once, the Christmas Eve.
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines an eve as:
- The evening or the day before a special day
- The period immediately preceding
There was an evening before Christ our Savior was born. Believe me as I also assure you that Heaven was as prepared as an American sipping eggnog looking satisfied, gazing at their stack of presents under the tree.
This was the last evening before the Savior of humanity came into the world to reconcile God’s wrath so that we could receive His grace.
In Psalm 30:5, the Psalmist states that “weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
An eve precedes joyful mornings.
Later in Psalm 118:24, we see that eve comes before what we now often refer to as our day of salvation. In reference to our Savior Jesus Christ, the Psalmist proclaims that “this is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
It is right that we celebrate Christmas Eve as this eve preceded the rest of history and the coming of the hope in the morning.
So rejoice and be glad in it!
Jesus is coming, Jesus is come, Jesus came, Jesus is coming again!