The story of Jesus’ birth is not so silent and holy. In fact, if this documented story occurred in today’s culture it would definitely make its way to the top of the bestsellers list! For sure it would go viral!!!!
Here’s the scene:
A pregnant, unwed teenager (which is punishable by stoning in the Jewish culture). Her fiancée knowing full well he wasn’t the father yet standing by her. Jealous masterminds conniving the death of all infants under the age of 2.
A King born in the humblest of all conditions, no Ritz Carlton’s available! And lastly, this verse sending chills down every reader’s back! Revelations 12:4-6 – His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and threw them down to the earth. He stood in front of the woman who was ready to give birth so he could eat her baby as soon as it was born. Then the woman gave birth to a son who will rule all the nations with an iron rod. And her child was taken up to God and to his throne. The woman ran away into the desert to a place God prepared for her where she would be taken care of for one thousand two hundred sixty days.
There was a war in heaven and the great dragon, the accuser of our brethren was about to be thrown down. Satan knew what the Christ child meant and put every evil effort into stopping what would prove to be his demise. But we serve a God who is greater than our circumstances. He even numbered the days of caring for Mary! His plan was to redeem His children and fulfill His promises.
There is no greater hope.