A baby changes everything. Any person who has become a parent knows the truth of this statement. Every aspect of his or her life is forever altered. At Christmastime, we celebrate the birth of a very special Baby. Isaiah foretold in chapter 9 verse 6 that the Child “will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Jesus came to transform the entire world. Yet the transformation begins small: it begins with individual hearts. It begins with your heart and mine.
God chose to send His only Son to earth as a baby! God so loved the world that He became a human being to die and rise, for our salvation. It is difficult to fathom, that God could be so humble to come as a person and share in the sufferings of human life, yet that is exactly what happened. People are drawn to babies. Perhaps by coming as a baby, God wanted to show us how approachable He could be- we could have a personal relationship with God and more easily come to know Him. Next time you hold a baby, realize that the Savior came as baby. As close as you hold that child to your heart, that is as close as Christ desires to be with you.
We celebrate a baby at Christmas. More than any other baby, this Baby changed the world. More than 2000 years later and He is still transforming it, heart by heart. This baby, Jesus Christ, can change your life, too; however, you need to give Him permission. Let this sweet Child grasp your hand and lead you. Has He already changed your life? The journey won’t end until the end of your earthy life. As you grow in your relationship with Him, your purpose will become clearer. He will bring you the peace that “surpasses understanding,” a peace so deeply rooted that it can only be supernatural. As we celebrate Christmas, commit yourself to Him. If you’ve known Christ for years, re-commit yourself. Here is a prayer of total surrender to Christ. Jesus is always waiting, and He will change everything.
“The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him. He came to that which was his own, but His own did not receive Him. Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”-John 1:9-14