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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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