Who Was that Baby in the Manger?

At this time of year, we tell a charming tale of a long ago journey on a donkey, a baby born in a cave, and a visit by kings. In truth, the real event was not just charming, it was awesome. That baby was more than a child … He was proof that God always keeps his promises.

That baby was the fulfillment of an amazing promise made to generations of faithful assuring a savior to heal the rift created by the sins of our first parents. God spoke His word “(a)nd the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father” (John 1: 14). God always keeps his word. Trust him.

He was love in the flesh. “For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him” (John 3: 17). Out of love for us, Jesus willingly took on the indignity of a human body and its frailty to share our nature. Love him back

He is God. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). God came to free us from sin and open the way to everlasting life. Follow him.