Christmas can change your life! Just as Jesus Christ was born in a stable 2,000 years ago, so He can live in our hearts each and every day when we ask Him in.
The way Jesus was born was like this. When Mary His mother was ready to give birth, the Roman government said everyone had to travel to their home town to pay taxes, and so Mary and her husband Joseph had to travel to a town called Bethlehem in Israel. When they got there, there was no room for them in the inn, so they had to stay the night in a stable where animals slept.
While they were there in the stable, the time came for Mary to give birth, and she gave birth to her Son Jesus. Angels sang in the skies outside: “Peace on earth, and good will to men.” Shepherds who were out in the fields saw the angels and came and worshipped the new born child.
How amazing — the Son of God came not in a palace with beautiful clothes, but in humility in a stable where animals lived. God came to earth as a human being and lived among us. Truly Jesus Christ knows you and can understand your hurts and your pains — because He lived not a life of luxury, but lived as a common man among us. The King of Kings came to earth as a little baby.
So, this week, let us pray
God will help each of us love one another and not be proud
God will cause the message of the birth of Jesus Christ to spread around the whole world