Getting in on the Nativity (Again)

I wrote a post a few years ago, and was reminded of it again as we draw near to Christmas.

For several years, I’ve almost had the “Bah, Humbug” attitude because, as we all know, the real action happens at Easter, when Jesus rose from the dead. He thus gave us a reason to celebrate our redemption from Hell. At Christmas, Jesus was a baby, He didn’t really do anything except to be born.

I still struggle with this attitude. But it is good to remember that..

the conception, gestation in the womb, and birth of Jesus, in itself, was a saving act of God. Luke 2:11 says:

for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

The resurrection didn’t complete Jesus as a person, it only declared who he was from the moment of conception and revealed who he was even while laying in the manger.

It was a good reminder. If you like, you can read the whole post here.


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