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.
In a previous post I discussed those who had given up their rightful freedoms in order to wholly be given up to the will of another. They had turned a deaf ear to all other voices in order to listen only to the voice of their master. This is what the Lord is looking for from each of His followers. If we want to see a prime example of how this works out in practical terms, all we have to do is look to Mary the mother of the King.