Timeless Quotes to Stir Up the Christmas Cheer

Scriptures: Isaiah 9:6
by Jacob Abshire on December 1, 2022

Sometimes, we need a good reminder. Even for Christmas. After all, isn’t that what all the decorations, cards, and songs are meant to do? The Christmas “spirit” that we experience serves to remind us what the meaning of Christmas really is—the child is born, the gift of God.

Isaiah foretold this gift, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Is. 9:6). Still, here are 10 timeless Christmas quotes to help you think more deeply about this great gift, this everlasting peace, who is Christ.

C.S. Lewis: “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.”

John R. Rice: “You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father’s face and tell Him you have received His Christmas gift.”

David Jeremiah: “All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ.”

Charles Spurgeon: “And when the Lord Jesus has become your peace, remember, there is another thing: good will towards men. Do not try to keep Christmas without good will towards men.”

G.K. Chesterton: “Any one thinking of the Holy Child as born in December would mean by it exactly what we mean by it; that Christ is not merely a summer sun of the prosperous but a winter fire for the unfortunate.”

Corrie Ten Boom: “Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life.”

J.I. Packer: “The Almighty appeared on earth as a helpless human baby, needing to be fed and changed and taught to talk like any other child. The more you think about it, the more staggering it gets. Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as this truth of the Incarnation.”

George Whitefield: “Jesus was God and man in one person, that God and man might be happy together again.”

John Piper: “The only people who soul can truly magnify the Lord are people who acknowledge their lowly estate and are overwhelmed by the condescension of the magnificent God.”

Augustine: “He was created of a mother whom He created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy, He the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute.”

May the Christ who was born be your treasure this Christmas.

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