8 In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock. 9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: 11 Today in the city of David a Savior was born for you, who is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:8 – 11
I believe the birth of Jesus Christ to be the single most significant event of all time.
Think about it.
The God who spoke the world into existance implanted Himself in the womb of a young Jewish girl who had never been married, underwent nine months of gestation, and then was born as an infant. Although He looked exactly like any other newborn baby, He was anything but ordinary. His birth absolutely rocked our world right down to its foundations. Let’s look at a couple of reasons why that would be true. (more…)
I absolutely love this time of year. I find the birth of Jesus Christ to be absolutely fascinating. The thought that God took upon Himself flesh and dwelt among us simply staggers the imagination. For many, however, Christmas merely conjures up sentimental thoughts of a young mother and her child on a quiet night in less than perfect circumstances. While that is certainly part of the story, it is so much more than that. The day Christ was born was the day that changed everything.