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Christmas: Simple Beginnings

One week from today, we’ll gather with family, friends, or neighbors to celebrate Christmas with merry decorations, gift-gifting, and a festive feast.

As I reflect upon God’s provision of a Christmas baby, who would grow to become our Easter Savior, I find myself contemplating the simplicity of His plan. Not an easy plan, but a modest one.

Jesus would come to earth as both God and man to simple folk: a teenager and a carpenter. Not to be birthed in a pristine palace, but on a gritty road trip instead.

Mary labored.

Joseph stopped.

The inn keeper pointed to the stable.

Jesus came from Glory to gloom, to seek, to serve, and to save.

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

Luke 19:10, NIV

Christmas, a simple birth witnessed by a warm-backed donkey. And a heavenly Father with a heart tender toward those He created.

Angels sang of Jesus’ birth.

Shepherds, not Sadducees, followed a beaming star to His cradle-side.

Jesus came, a package of coos and cries in an unprecedented, incomparable gift of grace.

For the love of us, Jesus came, pure and simple.

What one thing are you doing to simplify your Christmas celebration?

 

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