Today is Christmas Eve, the day we celebrate the night just before the Birth of the Christ Child, when a star shone over Bethlehem, and angels proclaimed to shepherds watching their flocks the Good Tidings:
Luke 2:10-14 (KJV)
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
We must also never forget that Christ’s birth is inextricably linked to his death and resurrection. His birth was not merely the result of a biological process, but was the result of a distinctly Divine purpose – to live a blameless life, and die as the supreme sacrifice, redeeming all of humanity once and for all time. Christ was born to die. For me. For you. For all. Wishing all the Joy of the Season. Merry Christmas.