Everything changed that day. Like every new parent, the young couple knew life would never be the same again. But that morning, life changed for the entire world.
Before Christ came, every sin had to be atoned for with the blood of an animal. The thought of that is distasteful to us, yet it was reality for the Old Testament Jews. The change was not that sacrifice is no longer necessary, but that there has now been one sacrifice that was sufficient for all our sins. Think about that for a minute. Every sin I commit has been paid for with blood.
With Christ’s birth, events began to unfold that would lead to the cross, and later the empty tomb. His life on earth, which began in that humble barn, would atone for our sin. Every sin.
Grace was poured out on us as God’s wrath was poured out on His Son in our place.
With the dawn of redeeming grace!
Oh how precious that grace is! It was bought with the highest price possible. And it is ours because that Son, our Saviour, chose to be born in a manger and walk the path to His own cruel death, conquering death in His resurrection!
Christmas is not really about a manger, or even a baby. Christmas marks the dawn of an era of grace for everyone who believes in the Name of the One born that night. Redeeming grace. Grace which is the gift by which we are saved! (Ephesians 2:8)
Silent night, holy night; Son of God, love’s pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face, with the dawn of redeeming grace!
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth; Jesus, Lord at Thy birth.
Keep Seeking the Kingdom!