Christmas Reason

There are few whose birth we actually celebrate, but all of them we celebrate not because they were born, but because of what they did with their life or are significant to us in some way. For example we celebrate the birth of loved ones, even after they pass, just because we love them. We celebrate the births of presidents and others we deem significant, but to be honest, we really don’t know which births are significant. Whose birth ought to be celebrated by everyone? Don’t you wish there were some kind of sign to say, “This one right here is going to be important. This one we celebrate!”

Strangely only one birth in history had such signage. To look at his birth you would have ignored it. Peasants birthing peasants. Nothing to see here. But in the countryside, an amazing show of force took place, an heavenly “host” or army formed ranks in the sky announced the birth of their commanding officer, that very baby born in Bethlehem and laid in cattle feed for a cradle.

This is how God shows us love. On the one hand, the armies of heaven are announcing His birth to shepherds. On the other hand, Jesus is borrowing from animals for a place to sleep. God reduces His Son to the very lowest to exalt every man, woman and child on this earth. God thinks so much of us all, loves us all, that He made His Son lower than all to show that no one is too low for Jesus.

He first loved us, long before we even knew that we needed Him. As you remember Christ’s birth this season, remember you are not too low for Him to raise you up.

God bless you today.

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I've been in ministry in the Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ for 20+ years. Finished my doctorate in Biblical Studies in 2015. Serve today as a Hospital Chaplain.

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