The giver of life Himself is symbolically born this day in Bethlehem a bit over 2000 years ago. The One who gave us breath has left the Father’s kingdom; has come into the world in a terrible era of mayhem and chaos, offering His gift of self. Crushing the serpent’s head and offering us life eternal. The giver of life offers us love in abundance, forgiveness for the taking and truth. His time here from birth had God the Father’s seal of approval for He was/is God incarnated come to restore what once was His paradise here on earth.
The giver of life will put His life on the line taking our sins upon Himself when we call out His name in repentance and inner change. The true meaning of His birth.
Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, 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, goodwill toward men!” ~ Luke 2:8-14
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. ~ John 3:16
When the Angel of the Lord told Mary she will be giving birth to a child and His name will be Jesus, had she had an inclination what that intailed when He got older..?..
Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters? Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new? This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man? Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand? Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod? And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God Mary did you know, Mary did you know, Mary did you know The blind will see, the deaf will hear and the dead will live again The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation? Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations? Did you know that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb? This sleeping child you’re holding is the great I am Mary did you know, Mary did you know, Mary did you know
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
sources and gratitude: picture- https://www.crosswalk.com/who-is-jesus/birth-of-jesus-christ/ ; song/video-
Songwriters: Lamont Savory / Buddy Greene / Mark Lowry / Courick Clarke
/ William Barclay / Wayne Buchanan
Mary, Did You Know? lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group
Artist: Pentatonix Album: That’s Christmas to Me
Released: 2014 Genre: Holiday ; YouTube for providing it; https://www.biblegateway.com ; And you.