The Birth of Jesus Christ
1In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 6And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
For this post, I wanted to share a song that best describes the moments we can only imagine. The birth of Jesus, Messiah. If you have never heard Andrew Peterson’s ‘Labor of Love’, sung by Jill Phillips, click on this link to hear it for the first time. If you have heard it a million times, click on this link to hear it again for the first time. Within the context of this series, this song is an important piece to next week’s final thoughts about Mary. It is beautiful. Listen to the song and think about THE ONE TRUE GOD coming into the world to redeem his people and the lowly people He chose to use in bringing about salvation to the world!