There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God‘s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David‘s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:8-12 MSG).
The birth of Jesus to a virgin is a miracle that many people find difficult to believe.
The Birth of Baby Jesus was the birth of a baby that changed the world. Now watch this short video clip and allow yourself to be changed, then continue reading on the other side of this clip.
Jesus miracles, transfiguration, and resurrection were all actual, historical events that defy explanation. They were acts of God in a human world. Christians faith, however, rests not on the virgin birth-indeed two of the four Gospels don’t even mention it. Faith rests on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, not on his virgin birth. However, the virgin birth reveals two important facts. (1) In Jesus, God began a “new creation,” for through Jesus life, death, and resurrection, sin’s power would be broken. In Jesus, people can come to God for a personal relationship and be freed from the power of sin. (2) Jesus was God’s son before he was even conceived in Mary’s womb. He did not become God’s Son at a later time. He was not accepted as God’s Son because of good behavior or obedience. He was not a man promoted to that position. God’s Son was born “God’s Son.” In the birth of Jesus, God himself became human and entered the world for fallen human beings! Therein lies the miracle! People are not meant to explain it, prove it, or ignore it they are meant to believe it and worship God who made it happen.