In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:1-3, 14
There is so much to be joyful about on Christmas. We spend time with our family and friends. We gather together with loved ones whether it be in person or on Skype. But the most joyful thing about Christmas is that our Savior was born.
But this baby wasn’t born and then grew up to be the Savior. No, he has been and always will be God. He has alwasy existed, but now entered human history. Think about that for a second. The almighty becomes weak. The immortal becomes squishy and soft. The God who created the world becomes completely dependent on a man and woman to take care of him. Why? To live the holy life God wants from us. To die to take away our sins. To rise to conquer our greatest fear, death.
At Christmas, God humbled himself to be born as one of us for us. Christ the Lord is born. Come, let us adore him. Jesus gave up a lot when he stepped into this world as a human. What one thing that Jesus give up means the most to you?