Tuesday, December 11, 2001

Luke 2:11-12 – Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. (NIV)

When I became a grandmother for the first time, my husband and I went to visit the new baby and the young family in the hospital. As I held my grandchild for the first time, my heart was filled with love for this new, perfect, little child. What a miracle is new birth! Babies have such tiny fingernails and eyelashes, all perfectly formed.

Approximately 2000 years ago, another new baby came into this world. Did his mother wonder over the perfection of that new life? Did she gaze in awe at the beauty of that new baby on Christmas? How amazing it is that our incredible God became a tiny baby! It is no wonder that the angels sang!

And yet there is so much more to this story. This tiny baby, whom we celebrate, and rightly so, became our saviour by dying on the cross. He laid down His perfect life to save our imperfect ones. This Christmas, let us remember to share the whole story. Let us dwell on the wonder of such a gift of love.

Prayer: Thank you, God our Father, that Jesus was pierced for our transgressions and was crushed for our iniquities. Thank you that the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed. Amen. (Isaiah 53:5)

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Kathie Hilton
Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada

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