Do you realize that every aspect of Christ’s birth was a miracle? First, God chose a godly virgin to bear His Son, and through immaculate conception she carried the Lord. Second, through God’s working, Joseph and Mary were required to travel to Bethlehem, the prophesied place of Jesus’ birth. Last, there was no room for the couple in any inn, so they retired to a barn, the place where Christ would be born. Everything from the humble stable, the manger, and the swaddling clothes pictured the future Jesus would have as the Saviour of the world.
Christ’s birth was a miracle! Never forget the fact that God provided a miracle unlike any other that first Christmas night. The birth of the Lord was not merely a joyous entrance of the Saviour into this world (though it was that), but it was also the fulfillment of God’s promise to the world that He would provide a spotless Lamb to take away the sins of humanity.
How much time have you spent praising God this Christmas season? Have you praised Him yet today? Take a moment now to simply reflect on the birth of Christ and all the events surrounding it. Thank God He was in control of every aspect, and provided His Son through a miraculous birth.
Remember the birth of Christ this holiday season. Remember to praise God for fulfilling His promise of a Saviour and the payment of your sins. –Dr. Paul Chappell