In the manger lay,
The King of Kings, Lord of Lords,
sing, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
I wish I could have been there for that first birthday! What a celebration! The invitation was announced by angels. Please Please tell me that is not awesome! I love to plan and throw a big party, it doesn’t get any better than that! His birth was announced by angels!
Baby Jesus was born of a virgin. The only one. Ever. That has never happened before….I don’t think will ever happen again. A virgin. “I am God. I can break the rules of Science. Miracle here and now. Happening.”
There was no room for them in the inn. Wow! I like to think of famous people before they were famous and some of the ways that they were treated. If you were that guy that turned away Johnny Cash. Ouch! Just think of him roaming the streets needing a job. He was Johnny Cash! Abraham Lincoln. Defeated for state legislature and house speaker and US Congress AND US Senate. Really?! Who didn’t vote for Lincoln?! So, imagine being the owner of the inn. You just turned away the God of the universe! “Sorry, no room for God here.” Ohh ouch to be that guy!
Do you think they worried? Mary and Joseph? I am a mom, I would have. It would have been ugly. Caroline breakdown: I am pregnant. I am tired. I need a clean place to have this baby. This is not what I planned! BUT! I have never had an angel appear to me and I have never had a virgin pregnancy SO, I think (I hope) it was overridden. With all the miracles they had seen, getting a place to stay, not really that big of a deal!
A bloodthirsty king set on murdering their baby. Getting up in the middle of the night and traveling with an infant. A new couple, just had a baby, fleeing in the night. It is the craziest stage for the arrival of the most important king of all time!
Yes! That is my God! It is the best story! Christmas is the biggest celebration! The God that made this whole entire world being born of (most likely according to history) a teenager and laid where the animals would eat. That is the story that will never get old! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!