"Therefore the Lord
himself shall give you a sign;
Behold, a virgin
and bear a son,
and shall call his
physician was going to operate
on a very rich man who always
wanted the best of everything.
"I don't think there will be any
problem," said the doctor. "This
operation is routine. We can
even use a local anesthetic."
"No!" shouted the millionaire.
"Don't use a local. Get
That's what Jesus is ~
"something imported"; or Someone
imported. A hymn puts it like
this: "There was no other good
enough to pay the price of sin;
He only could unlock the gate to
heaven and let us in."
Jesus' birth was miraculous. . .
the only one of its kind in
history! It was prophesied in
Isaiah 700 years before it even
happened. But even more
startling than that is John's
declaration, "The Father sent
the Son to be the Savior of the
world." This meant one thing ~
Jesus was born to die!
The virgin birth of Jesus gave
to us a divine Redeemer whose
life became a ransom for sin. A
Jesus born in sin or
subsequently guilty of sin,
could never have made atonement
The Lord, Jesus Christ, will
never be understood by those who
don't see Him as the Savior. And
Christmas is an empty thing
unless the Christ of Christmas
is your Savior! May we all keep
Christ in Christmas, sharing the
reason of the season with others