It had been a very long and very miserable day. Their conveyance hit every rut and rock in the primitive road. Her nine month pregnant body was more than uncomfortable. They had to stay in a stable, a cave actually, and then the pains began. After hours of labor, among the straw, the animals and the manure, her son was delivered! She lovingly wrapped him in what clothes she had and placed him in a feeding trough, for that was the only thing available. She remembered the shepherds, the star, the Wisemen, the gifts and was told of the celebration in the heavens. "Good tidings of great joy… born to you this day… a Savior… who is Christ the Lord… Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men! And held those memories in her heart."
The passage in Luke 2 is the beginning of our salvation story that will conclude with our arrival at the throne room of God in Heaven.
As you remember the Christmas story this December, amid the buying of presents, gathering with family and no doubt overeating, take some time to remember your own Salvation story. Then share it with your friends and loved ones.
As followers of Jesus we must remember that His resurrection would not have happened without His birth to a teenaged virgin, and his birth would have no significance without His death and return to God.
The Christmas story is the beginning of our Salvation Story.
We must remember that His resurrection would not have happened without His birth to a teenaged virgin
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