Angels would herald His birth. Wise men would follow a star to bring Him gifts. Shepherds would stand in awe of what they saw. A king would try to kill Him. Perhaps Satan licked his lips in anticipation of destroying God and His plan. Mary pondered it all in her heart.
So as we rush around with all the last-minute shopping and preparations, let’s not lose sight of the reason behind all that we do this Christmas season … that the Creator of the Universe humbled Himself and became a babe, was born in a stable among animals and filth, lived as a man among sinners, and submitted to a horrible death in my place and yours.
Among the gifts, let’s remember the Greatest Gift. Continue reading