The birth of Jesus was not a banality, or an ordinary birth of a banal, or ordinary man. His birth was the emergence of the most profound, prolific, prominent, progressive, and prosperous Person in human history. The birth of Jesus Christ is the epitome of God emptying Himself through one of the most prominent performance, and act of compassion that has ever entered into our realm of possibilities. That is why it is so hard for some of us to understand, interpret, ingest, and digest Jesus Christ, as our perfectly positioned Savior, because God did it in such an exceptional way that it really blows your mind how something like this could really happen. Yet, the plight, and the predicament of humanity was so bad that God decided it was the perfect time for the perfect conception, and the perfect delivery that would ultimately and unequivocally bridge the gap, and close the separation between God and man that was caused by the reality of sin. Thus, the impetus that drives God’s reasoning for performing this marvelous miracle is the fact that He emphatically loves us so much, which is perfectly explained in John 3:16. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
However, long before John 3:16, the condition of humanity was so bad, that a prophecy was given in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 9:6 that says, “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Also, in chapter 7 of this same Hebrew text of Isaiah, there is a prophecy in verse 14 that says, “Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son and shall call His name Immanuel.” Yet, the stamp of approval doesn’t stop there, because there is validation in the Greek text of Matthew 1:23 that says, “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” So I know for a fact that the text is talking about Jesus, because Matthew 1:21 says, “And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins.”
Now, there are many people out there that have a problem with the fact that we celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25th, because of pagan worship, dirty transactions, and other events that have occurred throughout human historicity on the same day. However, the one thing that has not been disputed is the fact that He was born. So let me be very clear about my position. Firstly, I am excited, exuberant, elated, and simply glad that Jesus was born. Secondly, I am going to celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25th every year, because it is the day that was set aside for us to commemorate God’s special delivery on behalf of mankind. Lastly, I earnestly pray that all of you are blessed richly, and abundantly in Christ Jesus. I also pray that you have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!