HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!
LUKE 2: 1 - 20
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JESUS CHRIST was born on Christmas Day!
A time of birth is an exciting and delightful time. The first
announcement is thrilling. "It's a boy," or "It's a girl," is
met with elation.
Can you imagine those who looked in the crib and saw the Christ
child. In truth they would not have said, "It's a boy!" or "It's
a girl," but rather, "It's, it's God!"
To announce His birth a band of angels declared: "Glory to God
in the Highest..." Translated, "You are about to see God at His
best. All of His supernatural attributes are about to be put on
The angels proclaimed, "Peace on earth."
It is still possible regardless of the trauma, turmoil, or
tragedy surrounding us to have this peace if we "Let the peace
of God rule (umpire) in your heart..."
Centuries earlier the prophet Isaiah, the prophet, pulled back
the curtain of time and gave of a peek at what was to come. He
wrote: "For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given"
The truth compacted in that prophecy is incomprehendable but by
all means believable.
A Child was born to a human mother, Mary.
A Son, the Son of God, was not born but given. He had no
beginning or ending of days.
The infant Christ, who laid in that manger, was older than His
mother and as old as His Father. He who leaned on the breast of
His Father in eternity without any mother now, in time, nursed
at the breast of His mother without any Father. He created the
straw on which He lay and hung the star that shown on His crib.
That star became the world's first communications satellite.
Appropriately they called Him Immanuel, meaning, "God with us."
Satan uses secularism and liberal theology to try to obscure and
even pervert Who He was.
There are those who say He was "a" Son of God in the sense we
are all children of the Heavenly Father. These same persons deny
He was God the Son.
"Incarnation" means "embodied in flesh." It was God who was "in
flesh," that is, incarnate.
In concluding His genealogy of Christ Matthew wrote:
"Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was
spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 'Behold, a
virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call
His name Immanuel,' which is translated, 'God with us'" (Matthew
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