By Dan Jones
The LORD God Jehovah, the Great I AM, announces with great glory and joy to those on whom His favor rests the birth of a Son, Jesus Christ. Though He existed from the beginning, He came to this earth as a tiny baby, born of a virgin in the tiny town of Bethlehem. His length and weight is not important, but He was born in the fullness of time—at just the exact, right time. Though He is destined to be called Lord of lords and King of kings and sit at the right hand of God Almighty, He comes to you in humility, wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. He will live a life on this earth of poverty. He will be baptized by a man wearing camel hair and eating bugs. He will be tempted in the wilderness. He will gather to Himself men of low station as His disciples—fisherman and common laborers, a tax collector, and a political outcast. He will teach before great crowds. He will feed multitudes with next to nothing. He will heal the sick and the lame. He will bring sight to the blind. He will raise the dead. He will oppose the religious leaders of His day and they and many others will hate him even though He will teach that the kingdom of God is about love. Throngs of people will worship and praise Him and less than a week later, they will call for His execution. He will admit He is a king, but rightly deny that His kingdom is of this world. He will be mercilessly mocked and scorned and spit upon and He will be nailed to a cross where He will die a horrible death. But death will have no victory over Him, for on the third day, He will rise again and all who believe in Him from that day forward will be granted eternal life. He will be the light of the world. His life and his death and His resurrection will change your world more than anything ever has or ever will. Kings will bow down before him. Whole nations will be established and grow and prosper on what He has taught you. Other nations will oppose Him and seek to do evil against Him and His people. His own people will deny Him. He will bring hope and peace and rescue to all who call on His name—and he will welcome them Home where they will be with Him and worship Him and adore Him forever in His glorious kingdom. And every tear will be wiped from their eyes. And there will be no death or pain or misery ever again for all eternity because of the birth of this one tiny baby.