Have you ever stopped to think about the deeper meaning of the birth of Jesus Christ? Although many people (unbelievers and believers) have heard the story of baby Jesus’ birth, but I believe it’s significance may have been lost or missed because of the familiarity we have with the story.
So it has been more than a month since we celebrated the birth of Jesus, and the pomp and pageantry has come and gone, we have probably forgotten why we celebrated in the first place.
Well I decided to do a throw back Thursday #TBT to remind us of where we are coming from and remind us of the significance.
Below are four interesting truths about the birth of Jesus Christ:
- The birth of Jesus Christ was not an ordinary birth of an ordinary man even though He lived the life of a man; He was born of the Holy Ghost, Matt 1:20 records “…for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost”. He is both God and man.
- To save his people from their sins. God did not save us by somehow reaching down from the heavens in an objective way. The unapproachable God Himself became an approachable, contactable, knowable man. Our God became a man, experiencing everything of human life and living perfect, sinless human life to show us the way, he eventually went in his body of flesh and blood to die on the cross for us.
- The conception and birth of Jesus Christ was the mingling of God with Humanity, John 1:14 says that the Word, the eternal God Himself became flesh and dwell among us. When this happened, the eternal God stepped out of eternity into time to become a man of flesh and blood to reconcile us with Himself.
- To show us the way. To bring us into the Truth and give us life – Man was lost, man has always been looking for God, since the fall of Adam, either through idol worship or creating a god out of himself. Man has always been looking for guidance, protection, knowledge and the truth. Adam sought the wrong guidance and knowledge and lost everything. But the birth of Jesus Christ brought to man Redemption, Freedom, Protection, Reconciliation with the Father, and the truth and the knowledge of God.