For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. - Luke 2:11&12
Being a family with nine children, we have experienced a few births over the years. But nothing can ever compare to the birth of our Lord.
He came so humbly, and yet He is the creator of everything. I doubt that we can ever fully understand what it was like for God to come to Earth in such a lowly form.
But we are thankful. We are thankful that He did not stay a baby. But as Luke 2:52 says "...Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man."
Jesus would eventually die for all who would call upon His name. He would suffer a horrible death, the worst kind that was known to man, being crucified on a cross. But He did so willingly so that we could come to have a personal relationship with Him.
He was born to die. I think that is sometimes easy to forget this time of year.
"...Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:" - 1 Corinthians 15:3b&4
As we look back on the birth of a king, I trust we will not forget that it was His will to come to Earth. He came with the purpose of dying in our place, so that we could have the opportunity to be called a child of God if we would just believe.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. - Romans 10:9
From our family to yours,