Christmas, Pt. 7

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, Which is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:10-11

As we once again enter the Christmas season, I would like to spend the next several days looking at these two verses, which I believe give us the best summary in the entire Bible of just what Christmas is all about.

In going through these two little verses, we have seen some great truths about Christmas and about the coming of the Saviour, Jesus Christ, to Earth.  Today, we will look at two simple words from verse 11: “is born.”  It’s what celebrating Christmas is all about.  The birth of Jesus Christ is the only reason that we have for celebrating this whole Christmas season.  We are celebrating the birth of the Saviour.

But let us stop for a minute and think about what that statement means.  This God-man, Jesus Christ, the creator of the universe, was born.  He was born as a man.  He did not just appear.  He did not just “manifest Himself.”  He was born into the human race.  That thought never ceases to amaze me: God Himself would humble Himself and be born as a baby.  But His birth was important, and our birth is important.  Our physical birth gives us life, but He is involved in our spiritual birth.

This baby that was born on that night would, later in His life, tell Nicodemus “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”  Jesus humbled Himself to be born.  We must humble ourselves to accept this new birth that the Saviour offers.

We celebrate Christmas because Jesus was born.  Jesus was born that we might be born again.  What a wonderful Saviour!

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