A SIGN OF STRENGTH AND MAJESTY
The religious and political leaders who were in power at the time misread the events of Jesus’ birth. When people are to have a baby, they go to the best hospital they can afford. They get the best delivery room they can find with the best doctors and highly trained specialists. They get the best that money can buy. And they do this not because they feel so strong, but because they feel so weak. When God’s son was born, he was born in a stable under very austere and unsanitary conditions. It happened this way not because God was so poor, but because God was so sure of himself. The leaders misread the signs. The baby born in the stable is not a sign of a weak and ineffectual king. But it is a sign of the majesty that is secure and knows who he is. It’s a sign of love. The leaders of that time didn’t…
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