As I was wondering what my post today should be about, I started to peruse the contents of Luke 2. This, of course, is the chapter in which our Lord Jesus Christ is born. As I was reading, there was something about a decree from Caesar (the king, not the pizza place), there was a census that people were registering for, there was this guy named Joseph who had a wife named Mary who was pregnant, Mary gave birth to a child, angels started singing, there were shep— hold up. Am I the only one who finds it sort of odd that it just skims over the fact that Jesus, our Savior and Lord, just entered the world? Take a look at verses 6-7:
“While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”
That’s it. No celebration (well, before it happened. We know what happened afterward… #Partay, right?), no announcement, no sign of God bursting down through the sky to light up the area around in some kind of sparkly, bright colors. Just those simple words. As is normally in the Bible, small phrases or words that seem like nothing are some of the most powerful in the Word. Mary gave birth to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, to open up a way for us to be saved from damnation forever. It all happened that one night in Bethlehem that seemed like so many others… That suspense, though. Yes, I’m going to leave you hanging, but not for long! Keep your eyes on our blog for our future posts counting down the days until Christmas!
Have a good day!