This is the true meaning of his birth, as laid out in Scripture.
He was in heaven … but chose to come to earth.
“Who will go to redeem sinful humanity?” “I will go.”
He was in Pure Light … to bring us out of darkness.
He is about to leave his throne of glory … to be in our squalid story.
Living in infinity … soon to be clothed in our humble humanity.
Dwelling in eternity … soon to enter our limited time and space.
Blessed and favored virgin … so we are now blessed and favored.
“Do not be afraid … for you are chosen” … so we can now be chosen.
Your baby will be the King … to lead us to God.
“How can this be? I am a virgin” … so God can work miracles for us.
His name is Yeshua … he is our Savior.
His name is Emmanuel … God is with us.
She humbly surrendered to the will of God … to teach us to trust when we can’t understand.
He was conceived by the Spirit in social disgrace … to bring us right standing.
The Son of God encompassing the universe … to become the tiny seed of Abraham.
Conceived by the Spirit … so we can be filled with joy.
In the darkness of the womb … to be the light of the world.
Joseph almost put her away … but dreamed the plan of God.
Elizabeth hears Mary’s voice and preborn John filled with the Spirit … so we can be filled too.
Mary sings her song … his plan for our redemption and light, the mighty deeds of God.
A mighty census and tax were ordered … to lead us to the promise of Bethlehem.
Journey from Nazareth to obey the prophecy … so we can see a destiny.
Arrival in Bethlehem … to bring our journey to completion.
No room at the inn … do we have room in our hearts?
Born in a manger … to become the food of our life.
Born on straw … to remind us we are but grass.
Born sinless … to redeem us from our sins.
Born once … so we can be born twice.
Born among foolish humanity … to be our Mighty Counselor.
Born to carry the government on his shoulders … so we are no longer burdened.
Born under Roman oppression … to bring us freedom.
Born under religious law … to redeem us under the law, so we can be adopted.
Born in turmoil … to be our Prince of Peace.
Born to increase endless peace … so he can lead us towards it.
Born for godless humanity … to be our Mighty God.
Born for fatherless humanity … to be our Everlasting Father.
Born to establish justice and righteousness … will we go alone, by ourselves?
Born in poverty … to offer us the riches of his kingdom.
Born to die … so we can live forever.
Wrapped in strips of cloth … so we can be clothed in grace.
Angels sing of his birth … to announce the good news of great joy for us today.
Humble shepherds visit the Holy Family … and spread the word for us today.
Wise men kneel before their King … do we kneel before him in our hearts?
They offer luxurious gifts … to the Mighty Giver of gifts to us.
Journey to the Temple … to build a living temple of his people.
Circumcised … to usher in a New Covenant for all humanity.
Simeon says he has seen his salvation … do we see ours?
Anna looks forward to the redemption of Jerusalem … do we accept our redemption?
An Angel warns Joseph not to stay in Bethlehem … so we don’t have to flee in fear.
Rachel weeps for her children … now he weeps for all his children of earth.
Flight to Egypt … to redeem us from bondage in our own personal Egypt.
Return to Israel and childhood in Galilee … where he will shine a bright light.
In the hustle and bustle, let’s not lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas.
It’s all about our redemption.