The Miracle of Christmas

Every Christmas story/movie is filled with miracles. From Miracle on 34th Street to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and with miracles as varied as the movies themselves, Christmas is just a time of year when everybody seems more receptive to miracles.  Maybe this is because each of us is waiting for a miracle to happen in our lives.  Maybe this is because Christmas just has this contagious feeling that miracles can happen to anybody.  Maybe this is because the first Christmas is so ripe with miracles that we can’t help but express that in some way.  
 
If I wanted to break down each miracle in the Christmas story, I would need a few books and a few lifetimes to do them justice. We have the miracle of the virgin birth.  We have multiple accounts of angels appearing to different individuals involved in the Christmas story.  We have the star that appeared in the sky at Jesus’ birth and was even there (most likely) multiple years afterward.  Lastly, and most importantly (unbelievably, miraculously, etc), we have the incarnation of the very God of the universe.    
 
In Philippians 2:5-11, Paul describes the incarnation in this way:
  “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.  And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.  Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
 
So as we move further into this Christmas season, my prayer is that we would all remember why we are celebrating at this time of year.  We worship a God who decided to save His creation in one the most intimate way possible, by becoming a part of it and dying for it.  And Christmas is the time of year when we really get to center our days, our weeks, even an entire month around this fact.  So this Christmas, I would like to invite you to join me in worshiping the God who works in the business of miracles.   Until He Returns, Gage Addington