That first Christmas, The angels must have looked at God’s gift to man with awe. They must have hovered close and breathed His sweet baby smell. Or counted His fingers and toes. They might have seen His skin, still bathed in birth-dew and been amazed. When He cried, His voice must have thrilled their hearts. They never would have guessed that a tiny lump of flesh could hold eternity. But there He lay, the universe’s King, wrapped in humanity. Praise was the only response possible when they first saw the baby Jesus. “Hallelujah”, they sang, “Glory to God in the highest.”
We love the nostalgia of His birth, but Christ’s humanity is still breathtaking. Today He is our faithful Priest and King. “…because Jesus lives forever, He has a permanent priesthood. Therefore He is able to save completely those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them. Such a high priest truly meets our need…” Hebrews 7:24- 26 I am amazed that He sees my complete brokenness and still wants to rescue me. I am amazed that He sees my faithlessness and never leaves me. He is everything I need. He is all hope. He is our salvation. He is our best gift. Share Him with someone this Christmas season.