So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. – Luke 2:4-7
As we open stockings and presents in the glow of Christmas trees, drink coffee and eat cinnamon rolls, and enjoy time with loved ones, may we – above all – remember that little baby born in a manger. God incarnate, God with us. Born to save the world.
Lately, Ruth has been asking, “Mama, where’s baby Jesus?” and I have taken great delight in explaining to her that baby Jesus grew up and died on a cross to save us from our sins, that He is now seated next to His Father in heaven, awaiting the time for His second coming.
Christ the newborn King has come to be Christ the resurrected eternal King!
Merry Christmas, from our family to yours.