The story of Jesus’ birth is widely known. We know Mary was a virgin, Jesus was born in Bethlehem and laid in a manger, and wise men with gifts visited Mary and Joseph to witness Jesus after His miraculous birth. But is that it? Does the nativity scene fully depict the cosmic-scale impact of Jesus’ birth? Wouldn’t the Son of God and the Savior of humanity require a “grander entrance” into this world?
As you ponder these questions, read the following passages of Scripture:
- Matthew 1:18-25.
- Luke 2:1-7, 21-52.
- John 1:1, 14.
- Philippians 2:5-8.
How do all four of these passages relate?
Is your understanding of Jesus’ birth changed after reading these passages? Why or why not?