Bible Christmas Story - The Characters
The most amazing truths of the Bible Christmas story revolve around events that make no earthly or human sense. Discovering the real Christmas message requires looking beyond the all-too-familiar holiday experiences. “Was there a moment, known only to God, when all the stars held their breath, when the galaxies paused in their dance for a fraction of a second, and . . . all His love [was poured] into the womb of a young girl”?1 You can read the account of Jesus' birth from the Bible in Luke 2:1-21.
The individuals in the Bible Christmas story should surprise us. They are unlikely recipients of angelic declarations. Yet through ordinary people such as us, God creates extraordinary events:
Bible Christmas Story - The Statements
It is easy for the words of the Bible Christmas story to be overshadowed by appropriate clichés: “Jesus is the reason for the season,” or “Keep the Christ in Christmas.” Let us shine light again on the amazing truth that, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (John 1:14).
Bible Christmas Story - The Uniqueness
When we stop to consider the Bible Christmas story, we might ask, “What’s wrong with this picture?”