Celebration means to rejoice, to commemorate some grand event. In the case of the Christian faith, it is to commemorate an internal event. The coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This time in history was carved out for us:
In the mist of these dire warnings, Isaiah also foretold of a bright future with the coming Messiah. God would not forget his covenant made to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and David. He would spare the remnant of the nation of Israel out of which would come the Messiah and His Kingdom.
Not only the Jewish people would see His salvation, but the promise is extended to the Gentiles (you and I) to experience His great salvation. (Compare Isaiah 9:2 with Luke 2:30-32) Observing the condition of the other nations of this present day, we are most privileged to have this Gospel of the King and His Kingdom. We have the greatest of opportunities of any nation, in any dispensation to bring the love of God to a dying world; to reach out and extend a helping hand to the: