What kind of liquid is in this bottle? What do we normally use it for? We use oil for cooking. In Bible times, olive oil was used for cooking, but the best olive oil was used for a special task of anointing. A prophet, priest, or king would have this kind of oil poured on his head to show that God called him to do some special job. The people were supposed to listen to this person because God had given them that task.
The word Christ or Messiah both mean “one who is anointed.” Jesus was given a special task by God to preach, to be a priest, and to reign as king. He is in heaven ruling things right now. There was no other man like Him!
Tomorrow is Christmas, the day we remember Jesus coming into the world. He came to be our Messiah—chosen by God-- to do a special task only he could do. Let us praise Him every day of the year for all that he is and all he has done for us.
“God Rest You Merry Gentlemen” verse 1
God rest you merry, gentlemen,
Let nothing you dismay.
Remember Christ our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day,
To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray.