It’s been a few, since I blogged last. We’ve been super busy baking cookies and making Christmas crafts, plus work and inventory. It’s just a super busy time of the year. I feel like we stay so busy that sometimes we lose focus on the importance of Christmas.
If you really think about it, I mean really think: God had Jesus remove his crown as king, remove his place at the right hand of God, step down from his throne, leave his heavenly kingdom to come here. Here, in this cruel and unforgiving world, came Forgiveness. He wasn’t forced; he did it willingly. We, as humans (if you’re saved), look forward to the promise of Heaven and leaving this world we live in temporarily. Jesus was already there. He was in paradise. He chose to leave it and come here. Why? What is so great about this world that Jesus Christ came here? I can tell you. Nothing. Nothing is great about this world. However, to Him, we are great. We are the reason He came. We are enough for Him to leave paradise and come into this broken world. He came simply because He loves us. Each and every single one of us. I can’t imagine why. I don’t have the answer for why He loves us, since we fail Him daily. I just know he does. (John 3:16)
He came into this world as a baby born into a poor family. His earthly father was a carpenter; his mother, a simple peasant girl. Yet the minute he emerged from his mother’s womb, the Heavens themselves shouted out for Glory! The angels (multitudes) sang because they could not contain their joy in what was happening. Their songs were full of elation, as were their hearts. Angels began appearing, telling shepherds of Christ’s birth. The King of the World was born in a barn, behind an inn, in the middle of the night, to poor parents and surrounded by dirty animals, hay, and slop, for one simple reason: YOU.
I can not imagine how God, our Father in Heaven, must have felt; knowing what was coming, what would happen to this little baby eventually. He knew; Jesus knew. Yet they still came here. This world was not ready for a King to be born, and they certainly wouldn’t expect Him to be born in the middle of no where. Yet, he was. He came to us; to save us.
Remember this. Teach others. Be the reason He came.