We approach one of the most important and most celebrated holidays in the Christian church, the incarnation also known as Christmas. Why is it so important? For one it is a fulfillment of the bible’s first prophecy; Genesis 3:15. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” (NIV) Here Adam and Eve are told after they rebelled against God that a man would be born into this world and “crush” (death blow) Satan’s head. That man is the Son of God, Jesus the Messiah.
He did not have an earthly father to transfer man’s sin nature. He was total God and total man, morally and spiritually perfect so he could become the perfect sacrifice for our sin.
Here is God personally coming to us, living as one of us 2k years ago for the sole purpose of dying in our place. Talk about a gift, nothing compares. He didn’t give just once He keeps on giving so many blessings – forgiveness, comfort, peace, wisdom and much more.
But like so many miracles recorded in scripture there are people in and out of the church that deny the virgin birth on the basis that is doesn’t happen, it’s unnatural. They are correct, it is unnatural, it is supernatural, a divine work of God. If God can create the world and all that exists through his spoken word, is a virgin giving birth too difficult? No! On the other hand, denying the virgin birth says something about one’s view of scripture: is it God’s divinely inerrant word or man’s? Is it without error or does the bible only contain God’s word, which is something we must sort out for ourselves? If it isn’t all God’s word then you must decide what is and who you will believe and on what authority. 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed. . .
Think about Christmas and what really took place between God and a young teenage girl engaged to be married. He changed the world and can change your life when you receive his gift of life.