Many Christians want to put the “Christ” back in Christmas by including verses from the Bible in their Christmas cards. But which verse is the best to include?
Christmas has become so commercialized that the reason for the holiday has been lost. As we move further away from Christ in Christmas, even secular traditions like Santa Claus are be replaced by cartoon characters in wintry roles.
But even more so than that, sometimes the greetings we send to family, loved ones, and friends are sometimes one of the few communications we make with them over the course of the year.
Bible verses give us the opportunity to share the joy, hope, peace, and freedom from fear that comes through Christian faith and that the birth of Jesus Christ delivered.
Here are seven Bible verses for you to consider including in your Christmas cards this year!
“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”
– Isaiah 9:6
“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord”
– Luke 2:10-11
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”
– Romans 15:13
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows”
– James 1:17
“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord”
– Romans 8:38-39
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).
– Matthew 1:23
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”
– John 3:16