But the Pharisees and their teachers of religious law complained bitterly to Jesus’ disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with such scum?”
31 Jesus answered them,“Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. 32 I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.” Luke 5:30-32 (CEV)
As each year passes I am more humbled at the magnitude of God’s love for me. Jesus came to save me because spiritually I was terminally ill, and I didn’t even know it.
Jesus could have fulfilled the perfect sacrifice without living here on earth for 33 years.
- Emmanuel certainly could have been born in a house in Nazareth, but instead showed me how the most glorious moments may happen in unlikely places.
- Emmanuel could have been born to Godly people who would have been able to provide Him with educational opportunities and a home that was comfortable. Instead Jesus showed me the importance of parents who make obedience to God their first priority.
- Emmanuel could have chosen disciples that were part of the upper class, well-connected and influential. Jesus chose people who were willing to leave everything and follow Him.
A baby in a manger with a young girl-mother full of faith. Shepherds and sheep on a hillside startled into a glorious time of worship that sent them to seek what was told to them.
What will I do with this Child? This Savior who has completely changed my life? I will worship Him, open my heart to His love, and follow wherever He leads me.
A Baby Changes Everything written by Tim Nichols & Craig Wiseman & sung by Faith Hill