Many know the origins of Christmas. The story found in Luke chapter 2 tells of the miraculous birth of a baby. Born over two thousand years ago, the day Jesus Christ came to earth. Arriving in humble beginnings, the Son of God was born. And the magnificence of his birth brought a multitude of Heavenly Angels to declare his glory.
There were shepherds in the field keeping their flock when an angel appeared. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11)
Christ is known by many names. Emmanuel is the Hebrew name which means “God with us”. The “Prince of Peace” came to serve as an ambassador for peace. Referred to as the “Lamb of God”, Jesus was born in a manger to be a living sacrifice.
The birth of Christ means nothing if it were not for his sacrifice on the cross. His birth is significant because of the cross. Jesus came to be a living sacrifice for all mankind. He came to build a bridge to the maker of Heaven and Earth.
The Christmas miracle is not to be taken lightly. Every Christmas is a reminder of the glorious work of God. The gift of Christmas is found in the bundle of joy wrapped in swaddling cloths. The gift of peace with the unconditional love that God offers.
At Christmas, we are reminded of this beautiful gift.
How precious is a baby? The innocence, tenderness, and softness of a baby illustrates the beauty of this gift. Look at a newborn, see the wonder of it all. Babies are more precious than gold. Don’t we want the best for our children? We praise them, we believe in them, and we hope they grow up to be strong men or women. This is the beauty of a baby. They give us hope and fill our hearts with love.
The Christmas miracle is such a Christmas gift. It permeates our hearts with love and strengthens our mind with the knowledge of God’s saving grace.
May you find your miracle this Christmas. May you celebrate the awesome gift of a baby born in a manger. May you be filled with the Christmas miracle this year.