The Miracle of Christ's Birth
When we consider the Birth of Christ, do we truly understand what a miracle that event was? I have a book in my library that is entitled, ''What if Christ had never been born?'' The impact of Christ on the world around us is incredible.
We can look down throughout history and see the impact of Christ on the world around us. We can see it in civil-liberties, world history, science, the Arts, World Governments, Education, and Medicine. The influence of Christian people on the world has been incredible.
We can look throughout history and see the way the birth of Christ has influenced the world around us.
What truly makes Christ's birth a miracle? Yes, the birth of Christ is a miracle. That he was born of a virgin and all the events that we read about here in scripture that surrounded the birth event are incredible. The protection that was on Christ, when God told Joseph to go to Egypt to escape Herod's wrath, and then to come back and then go to Nazareth to fulfill Old Testament Prophecy. All these events are not coincidence. They were prophesied about and were fulfilled.
Was the miracle of Christ birth in the fulfillment of all the prophecies? No, there is a greater miracle in the birth of Christ than all of this. There is actually three great miracles that occur. One occurred when Christ was born. The other two miracles occurred in His death. If it was not for the birth of Christ, then none of the miracles would occur.
That God became man
Phil 2:6-8 tells us that Christ, ''Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-- even death on a cross!'' (NIV)
The miracle of God becoming man was a very important miracle, whic ...
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