It’s early Christmas eve morning. As I enjoy a cup of hazelnut cinnamon coffee and marvel at the wonderful Christmas tree my wife created, I’m taking a moment to ponder the Christmas miracle.
In a recent Hallmark holiday movie they regularly referred to Christmas as a “magical time.” Magical not just for little kids, but for adults who have somehow lost the “magic” of the holiday. But the truth is, Christmas is not magical as much as it is miraculous! According to the Scriptures, the God of the universe takes two extraordinary steps. He first initiates the birth of His only begotten son through the willing womb of a virgin named Mary. If that were not enough, that birth represents the almost incomprehensible miracle of the divine invading earth in human flesh and dwelling among us!
When that babe wrapped in swaddling clothes became a man he made no pretense about his mission. It was to proclaim the Kingdom of God is at hand and mark an eternal point in history where he is now “king” and the only way to a full and meaningful relationship to the Holy God of creation is through him. That’s more than magical – that’s MIRACULOUS!
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good life.