For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11
Before my wife and I had children, we had a lot of freedom. If we wanted a milkshake at 10 PM, or if we remembered something we needed at the store at midnight, we could just jump in the car and go. But then our first son was born, and having the baby changed everything. No longer could we just “get up and go.” Now I was being forced out all alone to the store at midnight for medicine or this or that. Our sleep patterns were interrupted, and we went from buying things we wanted to buying things the baby needed. Our attention could no longer be only on each other because the baby needed to be taken care of, as well. Although we were excited, it was clear our lives would never be the same.
So it was on the night Christ was born. His birth changed everything. In just a few short years as the timeline of history goes, He would die on the cross, which became the pivotal event in all of history. No longer must we sacrifice animals under the law, but now we must come to Christ in faith for salvation. No longer must we go through a high priest to intercede on our behalf, for Jesus Christ became the high priest through which we each have access to God. No longer are we left with the burden of sin because Jesus Christ became sin for us.
Lift up your head, O Church, and rejoice! For on the night Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, hope was born in the hearts of mankind, and our spiritual lives would never be the same.
Read also: Luke 2:1-12
Quote of the day: "Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world." - C.S. Lewis