Jesus’ Profoundly Humble Birth: The Narrative

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:

  1. Matthew 1:18-25.
  2. Luke 2:1-7, 21-52.
  3. John 1:1, 14.
  4. 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?

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