For years I wondered why we celebrate the birth of Christ in December. I have never read after any Bible Scholar who believes Christ was born in December. Of course I have been inundated with literature from groups suggesting that we shouldn’t have a day to celebrate Jesus at all. For most of the last 50 years I have pretended not to like Christmas in order to get out of fooling with all the trivial decorating. Oh, get me right, the wife has one of the “decorator” trees that people from Niemen Marcus put together. She/we slide it to the middle of the room completely ready. After the day, sometime in March, we simply slide it into the corner. Life is good.
Dr. Stringer sent the following to me from the pen of Charles Spurgeon, and it describes what we call Christmas, The Incarnation, better than anything I have read so far along the journey:
"The Infinite became an Infant, The Creator became a Creature, God was in a Cradle."
“God was in a cradle.”
From Genesis to Revelation God constantly reveals another aspect of His eternal nature, and at the time, in the right circumstance, the further revelation is just what is needed. This is a wonder to me. George Beverly Shea expressed it in his song, “The Wonder Of It All.
Luke 2:16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
Copyright © 2012 Larry Lilly