How could it be that God would send His own Son in the flesh to save the world from the captivity of sin? How can it possibly be true that a little child, born in complete poverty, with no royal garb, became the King of the World? Is this whole Christmas thing just a made up story to scare us into being good – something like a child waiting for Santa Claus?
I believe that the Advent season is a time of preparation for all of us. John the Baptist called out to those who were longing for a king, to repent first. He knew the King would arrive soon, but he was speaking to a crowd of sinful people whose eyes were on their earthly salvation.
Jesus was born in great humility. The whole event was miraculous. Here was a tiny baby – who cried – nursed – needed…
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