God became flesh to save our souls, to bridge the gap, and to reconcile us back to Himself! In this unique divine conception and birth, the immaterial and the material merged. Nobility entered poverty. Divine holiness combined with dingy humanity and as a result of this celestial transaction, “to us a child [was] born, to us a son [was] given, and the government [was placed] on His shoulders. And He [is] called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).
Having said that, it’s no coincidence that regardless of religion or beliefs, Christmas is the time when the entire world recognizes Jesus as having the largest impact on human history of anyone that has ever lived. He is worthy of believers and non-believers alike to come together to say, “Happy Birthday, Jesus.”
So as you gather today for the traditional ‘gift exchange’ with family and friends while complying with CDC guidelines(wearing facial coverings and social distancing) just remember the greatest present gifted to all humanity was born some 2,000 years ago in a manger fit for a King! In approximately 33 years later, He was wrongly convicted and died nailed to a rugged cross fit for a criminal. He was buried in a borrowed tomb, BUT three days later, He walked out of that tomb with all power in His hands, salvation in His eyes, and reconciliation in His heart!