God's Word For Today
The Greatest Birthday
Read Luke 1:1 through 2:52
Carla woke up, washed the sleep out of her eyes, and realized today was her sixtieth birthday. She thought back over her life and remembered many good times and some not-so-good times. She then began to think of another birthday—one so important that the world would forever be changed.
She [Mary] gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them (Luke 2:7).
The King of kings did not enter the world at a magnificent palace or a pristine house of worship. Rather He was born in a place that housed livestock and was placed in a manger. From that humble beginning Christ experienced life as any other person would. Then as an adult He proclaimed God’s great love for humanity and His plan of salvation sealed with Christ’s own blood.
No birthday impacted the world so greatly as the humble birth Luke records. God’s gift to the world should be remembered beyond the celebration of Christmas.
Prayer Suggestion: Thank the Father for sending His Son into the world.
Quicklook: Luke 2:1–7