The word 'sign' in this verse is from the Greek word "semeion" meaning 'a mark or indication that distinguishes a person from another'.
Much like our own fingerprints, which are unique and truly distinguish us from another, this babe - this Savior wrapped in swaddling clothes - bore distinct signs of His matchless identity.
This baby was born to be the King of ALL kings and the Lord of ALL lords. His birth was announced by a heavenly host of angels. A Star led the way to the place of His birth.
This Christ-child... this precious baby.... bore the very fingermarks of God. There was none that came before Him nor will there be any that could come after Him even remotely as unique and distinguished in this way.
This baby was conceived by the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit. The very breath of God. The very diety of God. The great 'I AM' - wrapped in cloth, placed in the manger lovingly by the Hand of God. Leaving His fingerprints on the baby who would change everything.
A baby marked with grace and truth.
A baby marked as Savior of the world.
A baby marked as the only Son of God.
Unequaled. Unparalleled. Incomparable.
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.
And this shall be a sign unto you....
Merry Christmas to everyone! May the Lord minister sweetly to your hearts and may Jesus be the focus of our celebration!
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