Christians all over the world today celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ – the Savior of the world. The world would never be the same when God slipped into the finite realm we know as time and became human.
When Jesus was born in that humble manger over 2,000 years ago God in that instance of time experienced firsthand creation as we know it.
On that first Christmas morning God became one of us. That is right, God became human in the form of a child named Jesus Christ. He would breathe the air and drink the water He created. He would feel the earth’s crust crunch beneath his feet. His hands would touch and be touched by life.
God experienced His own creation. God himself became a living soul.
Why would God do such a thing? Very simple. To save us.
Save us from what? Another simple answer – to save us from sin.
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21
It was not an ordinary birth. It was a supernatural and miraculous birth. God is a God of the miraculous.
According to Wikipedia, the word “miracle” is defined as: “an event not explicable by natural or scientific laws”.
He was then and so He is today – a God that performs the supernatural.
So, at this time of year as we celebrate the birth of Jesus we remember that this child was like no other child before him.
What started out in a cradle ended on a cross thirty-three years later. Heading to the cross was the focus of that little baby born in the backwater and nondescript town of Bethlehem.
So, let’s not leave Jesus lying in the manager after today. Let’s allow Jesus to guide us along the path that he has laid out for us. It is a destination that heads towards eternity.
And his cross is the needle of the compass that points us true north on our journey.
God is in the miracle-working business. Jesus still turns water into wine. Jesus can take ordinary lives and turn them into something exquisite and wonderful for His glory!
Merry Christmas 2014
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