The World Changer

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“And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7

Into a cold night the Christ Child was born. Although the heavens opened and a chorus of angels sang, their audience was not one of princes or kings, but shepherds. I imagine heaven could not contain itself and had to herald him into the world he had created!

Jesus our Savior came with no roof over his head—born in a barn. God chose to teach us humility by coming in the most humble manner. He came, not to be served, but to serve. The lesson started on the day of his birth. Innocent and meek. Dependent and defenseless. Not what was expected of a King. Oh, and what a lesson to be learned. One where pride had no place. Instead, the love of God was demonstrated by obedience—lived out in faith and trust.

“For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.” Romans 5:19

A miracle happened on a cold night in Bethlehem. A promise was fulfilled. The strength of heaven came as a helpless Babe.

Miracles are still happening. God’s still choosing the humble over the proud, using the meek instead of the strong, and the selfless over the selfish. He still provides salvation to those who trust and have faith in him.

Do you believe God can change the world by using the weak? By using the vulnerable? By a baby?

I believe he already has!

“Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world—things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. 1 Corinthians 1:27-28 (NLT)