"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life". John 3:16
In the story of the birth of Jesus we see some main characters: Mary, Joseph, shepherds, wise men. Mary, Joseph and the shepherds were Jewish. The wise men were Gentiles. The shepherds were uneducated and considered outcast. The wise men were highly educated and esteemed.
What a beautiful picture we see of John 3:16 presented at Jesus' birth. The announcement of His birth was given and an invitation to come see Him was given to male, female, Jew, Gentile, the least and the greatest-- all mankind.
That invitation is still going out today. "Come see". "Come worship". "Come receive". They received a birth announcement. We are still receiving a "birth announcement" as well. An announcement and invitation to come to Him-- not to the baby, but to the risen Christ-- and experience our own "new birth". "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God". (John 3:3) While we are celebrating His birth. He actually came so that we could be "born"-- born again into new life, having our sins forgiven.
Are you worshipping His birth? Are you celebrating His coming into the world as a baby? As you are, rejoice that this baby came to make you a "baby"-- a new born babe, a new creation, a born-again child of God.
Have a great day. The baby Jesus came into the world for all people in order to make us all new born babes.
For further reading:
"That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again". John 3:6,7
"As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby". 1 Peter 2:2
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new". 2 Corinthians 5:17
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