The festive season is one of the busiest and most hectic times of year, for Christians and non-Christians alike. In all the hustle and bustle of shopping, decorating, gift wrapping, cooking and party preparations, it can be easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas: the birth of Christ, and the joy and peace that He brought to the world.
Christmas should be a time of harmony, reflection, gratitude and celebration. So, when you’re writing your Christmas cards this year, take some time to choose a perfect Bible verse to inspire joy in your friends and family. Without further ado, here is our list of the 16 best uplifting and beautiful Bible verses for Christmas cards. Enjoy!
1) Galatians 4:4-6
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are His sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”
This verse reminds us that we all have the spirit of Jesus inside of us, and that we are all His sons. What better time of year to remember this than Christmas?
2) Isaiah 9:6-7
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 Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.
This powerful text highlights the concept of eternal peace: Jesus’ kingdom will reign forever, thanks to the Lord.
3) Luke 2:15-16
So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.
A beautiful verse that focuses on the shepherds’ first glimpse of the Baby Jesus, perfect for a nativity-themed Christmas card.
4) John 3:16-17
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
John 3:16 remains to this day one of the most popular Bible verses, well-known among Christians, and we think it’s just perfect for a Christmas card.
5) Romans 15:13
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
A shorter verse, but one which conveys an important message: that we should all be filled with joy, peace, and hope at Christmas time.
6) Zechariah 9:9
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; he is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.
It’s easy to picture the people of Israel rejoicing and celebrating at the birth of Christ. This uplifting verse is sure to inspire Christmas spirit.
7) Luke 2:13-14
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!
This is the inspirational verse from which the ideas of peace on earth, and goodwill toward men, originated: two concepts which we should all remember this Christmas.
8) Luke 1:30-33
And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”
This verse records the incredible moment when the angel revealed to the Virgin Mary that she would bear the Son of God.
9) Titus 3:3-7
For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. But when the kindness and the love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
This rousing Bible verse reminds us that though we may have our faults and flaws, the love of God in our hearts can save us, and that Jesus Christ washes us clean of all of our sins.
10) Timothy 1:15-17
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
This powerful Bible quote is perfect to inspire hope in the hearts of anyone who may be struggling this Christmas.
11) John 1:14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
A short but sweet verse that captures the spirit of Christmas and reminds us of the glory of Jesus.
12) Isaiah 40:28-31
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
For friends and family members who have been dealing with illness or hard times recently, this peaceful Bible verse tells us that our strength can be renewed through faith in the Lord.
13) Matthew 2:10-11
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts: gold and frankincense and myrrh.
The nativity is one of the most iconic and beautiful scenes described in the Bible. This verse recounts the experience of the three Magi or Wise Men, meeting the new-born Christ.
14) John 8:42
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me.”
An elegant reminder that Jesus, whose birth we remember at Christmas time, was God born among men, and great cause for celebration.
15) Luke 1:35
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.”
Another concise and simple bible verse that will remind your loved ones of the importance of Christmas Day.
16) Luke 1:76-79
And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.
This bible verse is full of beautiful imagery of the kingdom of Heaven. It tells us that God’s mercy will lead us to eternal peace, at Christmas time and forever.