Who would have thought a baby born in a manger would become a huge public figure. Books can’t record all the goodness he performed on Earth before he became the Sacrificial Lamb.
Jesus’ father could cause famines, seas to part, a giant to be slain by a sling shot. No wonder Jesus was so powerful. He indeed was a “chip off the old block” or better yet, God in human form.
If all the wonders and miracles of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit aren’t enough proof of the love we have from our heavenly Creators, then you must have slept through Christmas Eve services each year as we can relive the joy of Baby Jesus’ birth. But an even more important observance in the Christian church is Easter—the day Jesus defied death and left the tomb behind and prepared for his ascent into Heaven to sit by his Father’s side and continue to love all people, even the non-believers.
Each year when I hear the Christmas story, I become a child again. I try to imagine what it was like to be the shepherds who went to see the baby, to hear the angels singing their songs of praise, and to see the joy on the faces of Mary and Joseph.
Thank you, Lord, for the beautiful seasons of the church year. Amen.