Thousands of souls are in hell today who exchanged gifts at Christmas and celebrated the day, but who never recognized that Jesus was born to die for their sins. Thousands of well-intentioned people observe Christmas by attending religious ceremonies. But, while they follow their obli ga tions to the letter, so many miss the heart of Christmas.
Jesus Christ came into the world with a gentle and meek spirit, willing to be born in a stable. This Man, brought up in the poverty stricken city of Nazareth, showed us what it means to be a servant. He could have complained about His Father's plan. He could have asked for so many things. But He did not.
This One who cared for the little children said, "Let them come to Me, for such is the Kingdom of God."
This One visited common people like Mary, Martha, and Lazarus because He lived as a common person.
This One, of whom it is said, "there is no beauty that we should desire him" (Isaiah 53:2), now condescends to come to live inside of our hearts. This One indwells our lives with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
This One, born on this day, is Jesus, Savior of the world.