“Indeed, all the prophets from Samuel on, as many as have spoken, have foretold these days.”
David in Psalm 2:7 prophesied that Jesus is the Son of God
That was 1,000 years before Christmas.
Hosea 11:1 Jesus spending a season in Egypt
That was 750 years before Christmas.
Micah 5:2 Jesus born in Bethlehem
That was 730 years before Christmas.
Isaiah 7:14 Jesus born to a virgin yet Immanuel
Isaiah 9:1-2 Jesus a light to the Gentiles
Isaiah 9:7 Jesus heir of David’s throne
That was 700 years before Christmas.
Zechariah 9:9 Jesus called King.
That was 520 years before Christmas.
Christmas was in the making a long time before it happened.
At some point during this season stop and declare this:
This is that. What was prophesied of generations prior to the happening, this is it, this is what we are celebrating still today.
The story was planned, prepared and told to man before Christ came to man.
The task for us all as it was for Peter is to tell people that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah. He is the one what was foretold of. This is that.