Christmas from above
Earlier this Christmas season I was listening to some Christmas songs and was struck by the significance of the Lord Jesus, the son of God, being born! Some of the lyrics to the songs I was listening caused me to consider the Christmas story from a different vantage point - not a shepherd, wiseman, Joseph, or even a pig in the stable. Rather the perspective was from above - from heaven.
Here laid out before heaven is the earth and all of its happenings. As preparations are made and prophecies are given, the time comes when Jesus, the Word, will become flesh. Then it happens - He is conceived in Mary. The Lord Jesus is down there, but not one is aware of it except for a precious few. But then the day comes...the time for Jesus to be born. All of history has been building to this point - this was going to be the showing of the promise that was made thousands of years before - and now it was here!! This was Jesus, God Himself, come to earth, not just to come, but to fulfill a mission that had been on His heart all the milleniums long. Praise God! He came, He came, He came!
Ok, so that is it, not quite sure how to end the thought. I guess I saw in a new way how amazing, exciting, and fantastic the birth of Jesus Christ was and is.