A Baby and a Manger

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Humility. That is the word that comes to mind when I think of the true meaning of Christmas. God, ."..emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant... made in the likeness of men, (Philippians 2:7). The God of the universe. The One who spoke when there was nothing, and created everything, (Genesis 3-26). The One who controls the clouds and makes the lightening flash, (Job 37:15). The One who holds the keys to death and hell, (Revelation 1:18). He chose to come down, as a man, the man Jesus (John 8:58). He didn't come in a royal robe. He wasn't nurtured by the richest king of the times. He came by his servant Mary, (Luke 1:38) through humble beginnings. 

Baby Jesus is Born

Think of your beginnings. Where you came from. We all come to Christ empty handed and broken. Even if we have all the riches of the world we are still spiritually dead, since we were born into sin. 

We need to be born again (John 3:7). We need to become like a child again. We need to learn how to think, act, and treat other people; the Bible way. 

When this happens, we change. We aren't the same person we used to be. Thought processes are different. Priorities have changed. Routines are no longer routine but we now follow a new rule book. 

A baby, from birth, is dependent on his mother's milk. He then grows and matures. Jesus Himself grew in wisdom and stature, (Luke 2:52). He came as a babe and grew and matured, all while staying pure, sinless and unspotted from the world.   

This Christmas, let us remember the humility of the manger, the stable and the one who came into this world to carry our burden of sin. Let us not forget that through Him, we might be saved and that His humble life here on earth was our example. 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Rainbow Resource Center. All opinions stated here are my ow

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