The Nativity Scene Up Close



This is the last in a series of several blogs on the characters
that are part of the traditional Nativity scene


The Son of God had been absent from Heaven and the Father’s side for nine earth months. Heaven must have felt empty without the Heavenly Father’s Son, even as Mary’s womb grew more full with His presence. Now things were about to change in an amazing and wonderful way!

This was a night on earth that would be forever special, God being born among His people on planet earth as one of them! What an amazing story the Christmas story is! It’s the beginning of a bigger story, the greatest story ever told, the story of Jesus’ life, mission, and achievement!

We can merge our story with this greatest story ever told. On the night of Jesus’ birth the angel said to the shepherds, and it’s recorded for us to take to heart as well, “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11)

Yes, He’s to be our Savior.

When the wise men came searching for the one who prompted the amazing star in the sky the religious experts quoted a reference in the scriptures about Bethlehem, “for out of you will come a ruler…” (Matthew 2:6) The wise men were wise and worshiped him as a king come straight from heaven.

Yes, He’s to be our Ruler, our King, our Lord.

There’s no one like Jesus. He’s the greatest human being who ever lived, because He was not only human, but divine, God come to us! He’s to be our Savior and Lord.

Heaven’s absence of Jesus for some thirty plus years while He was on earth was so that we might occupy heaven, forever! Celebrating the birth of Christ in a stable can only be real for us when we accept Him as Lord and Savior for ourselves, and have that reality make the profound difference it’s supposed to in our daily lives.

Merry Christmas!


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