In God’s sovereign plan, Jesus came into our world in the humblest circumstances – as a baby born in a stable. It was there His mother laid her tiny, precious son in a straw-filled trough from which animals ate. This birth of the Son of God in a barn seemed to foretell his life 33 years later when Jesus, sinless Himself, took on the sins of humanity and died on a cross as our sacrifice. But three days later He rose from the dead, overcoming sin and death, restoring man’s ability to have a personal relationship with God.
What purpose. What obedience. What Love.
“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). Matthew 1:21-23