Why is the birth of Jesus so special to those of us who believe? Rev. Charles explains.
”The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)
Jesus became one of us. He was a little human baby, who cried, who was cold, who got hungry and had other basic demands that any baby would.
Jesus “made his dwelling among us.” We are sinners, destined to eternal death and separation from God. Yet, He loved us so much that He would set aside His crown in heaven and come and mingle with us. Wow!
The greatest reflection in this text is found in the fact that God has been totally revealed to us in Christ. From the fall in the garden until the birth of Jesus, God was hidden from humanity. We see the Father in His totality through His revelation in Christ.
Sin separates us from an intimate walk with God. Jesus came so that the price of sin could be paid once and for all. He also came so that we could have a walk with the Savior who relates to us. It is such a comfort to have the Savior who understands our pain, who has felt fear, and who even tasted death. He walks with us every day and empathizes with us!
We would not be where we are today without the birth of Jesus. Jesus offers us hope, especially in those days where we are debilitated by pain and feel like there is nowhere to turn.
Because of Christmas, we have the Savior who understands everything we go through. Let us focus our hearts totally around the Babe in the manger and thank God for the greatest gift ever given: The Savior who relates with us!
May each and every one of you have a blessed and holy Christmas, filled with the joy and hope that the birth of Jesus provides!
Prayer: Father, thank You so much for sending us Your Son. May we celebrate His birth with hearts of thanks, knowing that we have the Savior who empathizes with us. Amen.
About the author:
Charles Wells is an ordained minister who lives in Texas with his wife, 11-year-old son, 8-year-old daughter, and 4-year-old doxin. He suffers from major spinal problems and has had three major back surgeries. He has taken this pain and uses it for God’s glory by ministering to people in nursing homes, rehab centers and writing on these experiences. You may visit his blog at http://revcawells.wordpress.com.
How does God relate to me in the struggles I endure each day?
This is “When Love Was Born” with Mark Schultz. May you have a blessed Christmas tomorrow. Whatever your circumstances are, it doesn’t change the amazing gift you have already received through our Savior’s birth, so here is hoping that you feel the joy and peace that can pass our human understanding on this special day. -Lisa