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The Birth in Bethlehem

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

God’s amazing design is before us in the birth of Jesus. Jesus did not enter our world as an adult. He came as an infant, fully human and also God. 

He wasn’t born in a palace or a hospital equipped with modern technology. His birth was dependent on the natural physical ability of a young woman to give birth.

God didn’t need human intervention to carry out his plan for our good. This fills me with joy and trust. We can rest, knowing God is sovereign over our world. 

Luke, the physician wrote in his gospel: And while they [Joseph and Mary] were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in manger because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2: 6-7

Birth in Bethlehem
Painting in a Cathedral in Finland

Have a blessed and joyous Christmas!

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

4 Comments on “The Birth in Bethlehem

  1. It is comforting to me, too, to know that God doesn’t need human intervention to make his plans succeed! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

  2. I think it was perhaps a good thing He came then, and not now…

    Come and see the baby Jesus,
    get a selfie with the Newborn King,
    He’s here so your wealth increases
    and you can buy a lot more bling!
    If you want to meet the shepherds,
    they have all got agents now,
    and even with your finest efforts
    you won’t get through to them nohow.
    There’s souvenirs you’ll want to keep,
    and you can buy a soft plush doll,
    cow or donkey, goat or sheep;
    or nativity figures (get ’em all!).
    Yes, ‘once upon a midnight clear’,
    but we are making MONEY here.

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