In the dead of night, as the world around them slept and all was dark and quiet and still, under a twinkling mobile of stars, a King was born. No fanfare greeted Him, no parade announced Him, no room was made for Him save for an ordinary barn.
And in the light of day, as the world beyond them busied and all blindingly labored under the weight of their own sin, a Messiah was born.
Though creation groaned for a Savior, the world was wholly unaware of the miracle that had occurred in their midst.
The Christ had stepped down from His regal throne at the right hand of the Father and was born a helpless babe.
And his mother laid Him in a manger. The trough that was constructed to contain food for beasts now contained the spiritual food for all mankind.
Though we sought Him not, He poured Himself as the Living Water and gave Himself as the Bread of Life.
Quietly, humbly, the Light of the ages shone into the world and, joyfully, into the hearts of man. There is no high enough exaltation to give our King Jesus Who lovingly gave Himself for the salvation of all people.
May all glory and honor and praise lift up the precious Name of Jesus forever and ever.
“And the angel said to them, ‘Do not fear. For behold, I give to you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For to you is born today, in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this is a sign to you. You will find the babe wrapped, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.’” (Luke 2:10-14)