“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” – Luke 2:11 ESV
A simple statement proclaiming a miraculous event with an eternal impact.
I cannot begin to imagine what had to be going through the minds of those people who are there at the epicenter of the greatest birth in human history.
For Mary, this was the culmination of a pregnancy she didn’t expect and the birth of a child whose impact upon mankind she couldn’t begin to grasp.
For Joseph, this was the continuation of his commitment to be faithful to the word of God as it was shared to him in a dream.
For a group of shepherds, this was an opportunity to witness something inexplicable yet unforgettable.
For three wise men, this was the pursuit of a prophecy come true and a leap of faith directed by a star.
For our Father in Heaven, this was a promise kept.
For a baby lying in a manger, this was the first chapter of a love story that would bring light and salvation to a dark, dying world.
For us, this means everything!
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth…. for from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” – John 1:14,16 ESV
May your Christmas celebration be filled with joy and thanksgiving to God for this greatest of all gifts.