A Baby Changes Everything

A Baby Changes Everything

Luke 2: 10-12

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.

 

A baby changes everything, there’s no arguing that point. Ask any parent, new or experienced, young or old, tired or rested. A baby changes everything for their family. But no baby has changed the world more than the baby Jesus did.

His birth, his life, and his death changed the world!

Atheists–agnostics–and some who just aren’t sure often give Jesus his “due.”  Oh, he was a great teacher, they say, but He wasn’t the Son of God. They couldn’t be more wrong.

What’s the year? Oh–it’s A.D. 2014.   A.D. does not mean “after death,” as a lot of people believe, but it stands for a Latin phrase: anno domini, meaning “in the year of the Lord”—the year Jesus was born.  B.C stands for Before Christ, though now people have changed it in an attempt to downplay the religious aspect.

Wow! Time is measured by Jesus’s birth and death. His birth and death were recognized as turning points in all of history. Our calendars reflect the importance of his life and death.

His birth, his life, and his death changed the world!

We’ve already taken a glimpse of how crucial his birth and death were. Now, let’s look at Jesus’s life for a moment and those who knew him best–his disciples. Without going into the gory details, ten of the original twelve apostles chose death rather than renounce Jesus’s divinity.

Why?

Because they experienced life with the Messiah.

Some were with him the day he was baptized and heard God’s voice come down from the heavens saying, “this is my beloved son with whom I am well pleased.”

They saw Jesus heal the deaf, the blind, the lepers, and more. They saw Jesus feed the multitudes with a few fish and a few loaves of bread. They saw Jesus call Lazarus out of the tomb after he’d been dead for days.

Time after time, Jesus showed them who he was. They knew beyond a shadow of doubt that Jesus was the Son of God. Because of this they were willing to die rather than renounce His divinity.

Because of that certainty, they spread the good news of the gospel throughout the world.

JESUS–his birth, his life, and his death changed the world!

But even better, Jesus changed my world. Christianity isn’t about rules and religion. It’s about a relationship with God through His only begotten son, Jesus. And that has made all the difference in my world!

Indeed, a baby changes everything!

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

 

 

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Lillian Duncan writes stories of faith mingled with murder & mayhem. She writes the type of books she loves to read—action-filled suspense with a touch of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us. Visit her website for more info.

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  1. Lisa Lickel says:

    So true, and personally, we’ve had grandchildren this year, and that’s just an amazing way to look at life all over again.

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