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20+ Encouraging Christmas Quotes

December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas! Below is a compilation of some of my favorite Christmas quotes about what this season means for us as Christians. Enjoy!

The Incarnation

“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.” ― J.I. Packer

“We must always remember that union with Christ is possible because of the Son’s descent to earth, not because of our ascent into heaven. The basis of our union with Christ is Christ’s union with us in the incarnation. He became one with us so that we might become one with Him.” ― Kevin DeYoung

“No priest, no theologian stood at the manger of Bethlehem. And yet all Christian theology has its origin in the wonder of all wonders: that God became human. Holy theology arises from knees bent before the mystery of the divine child in the stable. Without the holy night, there is no theology.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

“The principal reason for the virgin birth was so that the entry of God into human flesh might be by divine initiative. It is not by any human act or at any human initiative that salvation comes to us. It is divinely initiated. Man does nothing. Mary did nothing (other than to submit to what God would do). Joseph did nothing. God did it all.” ― Sam Storms

“He was created by 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.” ― Augustine

Emmanuel: God with Us

“O think, that he who was master of all heaven’s majesty came down to be the victim of all man’s misery!” ― C.H. Spurgeon

“It is by far the most amazing miracle in the whole Bible – far more amazing than the resurrection and more amazing than the creation of the universe. The fact that the infinite, omnipotent, eternal Son of God could become man and join Himself to a human nature forever, so that infinite God became one person with finite man, will remain for eternity the most profound miracle and the most profound mystery in all the universe.” ― Wayne Grudem

“Oh, what love! Christ would not intrust our redemption to angels, to millions of angels; but he would come himself, and in person suffer; he would not give a low and a base price for us clay.” ― Samuel Rutherford

“Once we have seen Him in a stable, we can never be sure where He will appear or to what lengths he will go or to what ludicrous depths of self-humiliation He will descend in His wild pursuit of men.” ― Frederick Buechner

“Infinite, and an infant. Eternal, and yet born of a woman. Almighty, and yet hanging on a woman’s breast. Supporting a universe, and yet needing to be carried in a mother’s arms. King of angels, and yet the reputed son of Joseph. Heir of all things, and yet the carpenter’s despised son.” ― C.H. Spurgeon

“God hath long contended with a stubborn world, and thrown down many a blessing upon them; and when all his other gifts could not prevail, He at last made a gift of Himself.” ― Henry Scougal

“What a paradox that a babe in a manger should be called mighty!”― Warren Wiersbe

“Jesus’ coming is the final and unanswerable proof that God cares.” ― William Barclay

“Man was added to Him, God not lost to Him; He emptied Himself not by losing what He was, but by taking to Him what He was not.” ― Augustine

The Weary World Rejoices

“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.” ― Corrie Ten Boom

“Don’t leave Christmas in the abstract. Your sin. Your conflict with the Devil. Your victory. He came for this.” ― John Piper

“The joy of God has gone through the poverty of the manger and the distress of the cross; therefore it is invincible and irrefutable.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“The Christmas message is that there is hope for a ruined humanity–hope of pardon, hope of peace with God, hope of glory–because at the Father’s will Jesus became poor, and was born in a stable so that thirty years later He might hang on a cross.” ― J.I. Packer

“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.” ― C.H. Spurgeon

“Who among us will celebrate Christmas correctly? Whoever finally lays down all power, all honor, all reputation, all vanity, all arrogance, all individualism beside the manger; whoever remains lowly and lets God alone be high; whoever looks at the child in the manger and sees the glory of God precisely in his lowliness.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Meredith Hodge

Meredith Hodge lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband Matt. She is a freelance writer and editor who loves coffee, spending time in nature, cooking, reading, and serving others in ministry. Meredith blogs about living for Christ in faith-led freedom and grace-filled growth. Follow her blog at It's Positive!.

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