"And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger..." (Luke 2:7)
Never before and never again would there ever be a birth quite like the one that took place that night.
All of creation must have sensed something special was about to take place. There surely was expectant electricity in the air foretelling an impending and miraculous occurance.
The sky was probably clearer and more vibrant in color.
The stars surely shone brighter and twinkled with such amazing brilliance.
The glory of the Lord beamed radiantly from that stable to the far reaching ends of the world.
A Holy sigh most likely reverberated through the heavens and echoed the emotion of awe and sweet release.
The Baby that was born that night was...
the Christ child
the Savior of the world
the Breath of Heaven
As angels proclaimed the arrival of Jesus, the sky was illuminated with the brilliance of the glory of God.
Their angelic voices rang clear with such grace as they sang praises to the King.
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men"
"OH, what amazing worship occured that night as God came near. All of creation probably stood with arms wide open and head lifted high.
Praising God the Father, for God the Son.
Faces tilted toward heaven, eyes closed, with nothing less than sheer joy etched on each expression.
God was made manifest in the flesh.
The shepherds departed. The people marveled.
Jesus was glorified. Jesus was praised.
What glorious splendor.
What sweet mercy.
What amazing grace.
That sweet Baby born in Bethlehem.... was perfection. Redemption. The Word.
A child of Peace.
A child of Hope.
A child bearing the fingermarks of God.
May we be ever thankful for the birth of God's Son. For without the birth, there could have been no sacrifice made on the Cross. No redemption for our sins.
No Grace could have taken place.
No Mercy could have been shown.
No Truth could have been found.
We worship His majesty, His divinity, His holiness.
We worship Him. Jesus. The Son of God. Savior of the world. God.