A Savior is born

Luke 2:11  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

What more needs to be said of Jesus’ birth?  What more can be said?  God came down to us.  He humbled Himself to be born in a manger.  He left His kingdom in heaven to be among the animals in a stable.  Then He grew up to die on a cross for the sins of the entire world.

It’s hard to even comprehend.  How could this be?  That God would condescend to our level and take on flesh so as to provide a way for salvation… that’s beyond anything our insufficient human minds can fathom.  He didn’t have to do it.  He didn’t have to save us.  But He did, and He chose to do it.

He was not only the High Priest who would provide the perfect, ultimate sacrifice, He was also the sacrifice.  He paid the ultimate price for humanity.  But first, He came down as an infant.  First, He was Mary’s baby boy, wrapped up in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.  First, it was Christmas.