TUESDAY December 25, 2018
So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
The streets and inns within the city of Bethlehem were filled with people who had traveled there for the worldwide census. Joseph and Mary looked everywhere for a vacant room to find rest, but every place was full to capacity. Mary was expecting to have her Baby soon. Imagine how tired both of them must have been as they continued to knock on so many doors for a place to stay. Finally, the only place available to them was a humble stable, where animals where kept and fed.
At last, having found a safe place to stay, Mary went into labor, and gave birth to her Son. Imagine, our Savior, the King of kings was born! Then, Mary wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and gently laid Him in a simple manger. Think about this amazing day. How many people in the city of Bethlehem knew that the Savior of the world was born? Hardly any, most people remained oblivious to the wonderful miracle that had taken place.
Sadly, even today, there are so many people who remain unaware of the true meaning of Christmas. Our streets of cities are full people getting gifts for friends and family, but how many of them have stopped to think about God’s greatest gift given to us?
About 2,000 years ago, in the city of David was born a Savior––Christ the Lord. This Christmas take time to contemplate the great meaning of Jesus’ birth, so you can be filled with tremendous joy.
The Almighty appeared on earth as a helpless human baby, needing to be fed and changed and taught to talk like any other child. The more you think about it, the more staggering it gets.
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