Hi! I hope everyone is having a great weekend. As we approach Christmas, I wanted to share a post from last year about why the holiday is so incredibly special. Merry Christmas!
Jesus’ story is is so incredibly beautiful, and I love that the world takes time to reflect on it as we celebrate His birth.
Jesus’ birth was prophesied time after time in the Old Testament, His family line carefully chosen by God. The Messiah was longed for by God’s people from the beginning of time.
He was born of a virgin. His forerunner, John the Baptist, was born of a barren woman past the age for child-bearing. Angels made announcements to Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds. His name was chosen before his birth. Angels saved Jesus from being murdered by Herod.
Wise Men were guided from distant lands to bring Jesus gifts, which likely provided the means for His escape from Herod. The gifts, gold, frankincense, and myrrh each had a special meaning pertaining to Jesus. Gold was a gift traditionally given to kings. Frankincense was used by priests. Myrrh…
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