Jesus Christ did not have His beginning in Bethlehem. John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word (Jesus). And the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Jesus was the One who spoke the world into existence. And then God translated deity into humanity. That little baby in a manger is the great God who created the universe. The little baby of the gospel of Luke chapter two is the great God of Genesis chapter one – God became flesh.

You may say, “I don’t understand that.” Well, I would be surprised if you said you understood it. None of us understands it. The miracle of the ages is the virgin conception of the Lord Jesus Christ. You don’t have to understand it to believe it. If you have difficulty believing in the virgin birth, you will really have difficulty believing in God. Why would you have difficulty believing that a child could come into this world without an earthly father when God made the first man and woman out of nothing?

If there was no virgin birth, there wouldn’t have been a sinless Christ. No sinless Christ means no atonement; no atonement means no forgiveness; no forgiveness means no hope of heaven; and no hope of heaven means we would all die and go to hell. Thank God for the virgin birth. If you take away the virgin birth, the whole house of Christianity collapses like a house of cards. The freedom we experience in Christ gives birth to lasting joy and abiding peace.

PRAYER: Father, thank you for giving us Jesus, your son.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR |1 SAMUEL 17-18 & LUKE 11:1-28

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