Christmas: The Child

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

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