The real Christmas story!

whole nativityWhat is traditionally included in the Christmas story?
There’s the trip to Bethlehem, the “No Vacancy” sign at the inn, manger, shepherds and angels, a star, and wisemen.
If you see a Nativity set up that is what you will see.
There is no evidence that the wisemen arrived right around the birth but that’s a different story.
What is not included in any Christmas story is what took place eight days after the birth.

And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. Luke 2:21
This rite was first given to Abraham and the male members of his family and servants.
From generation to generation, every male child must be circumcised on the eighth day after his birth. Gen 17:12
On the eighth day the boy’s foreskin must be circumcised. Lev 12:3

Jesus was circumcised, which placed Him under the Law.
But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. Gal 4:4
If you are trying to find favor with God by being circumcised, you must obey every regulation in the whole law of Moses. Gal 5:3

Being under the Law placed Him under the same judgment from God should He fail like the rest of us!
He didn’t! He faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. Heb 4:15
For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. 2 Cor 5:21

The true Christmas story is not so much a baby born in and placed in a manger. It is as the angel said to the shepherd, “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11
It is the story of redemption and salvation; it is the story of sacrifice and forgiveness. It is the story of grace and eternal life.
Share this Christmas story with your children, family, and friends!
It can change their lives – eternally!

3 thoughts on “The real Christmas story!

  1. You’re right, it is a story we should be telling our children every year! This season what has stroke me strongest is, NO ROOM IN THE INN. How hard would it be to make a little room for the needy? Wednesday at midnight the electricity went off. We were OK, we have a gas heater & know how to make it with less. Our daughter-in-law with the three girls had no heat (no food). So, they came here. H.G. was willing to sleep out in his truck so the girls could have a warm bed. (that did NOT happen!) Each child was given something to eat. As time went on hunger got the best of us & H.G. had to go to town for more food. The girls were able to bathe in warm water & sleep in one bed. It was a rough night for everyone. Although they went to school without breakfast they did eat at school. Here a fire was built out side, water was heated for coffee, bacon & eggs & toast was fried. By 9 o’clock we were setting pretty. Yes it was tough, it cost over budget. But what love & feeling of exceptance, what a binding of family occured in their hearts. NO ROOM? Jesus said when you do it to one of mine you’ve done it to me. (my para phrase)


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  3. May you be blessed with peace, love, joy and the abundances of the Lord’s fruits of prosperity this Christmas Season. We love you and appreciate you for all that you do in helping to build and promote the Kingdom of God here on this earth.


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