Birthing the Baby

Artwork for From Heaven to Earth: The Story of Christ's Coming

Celebrities often travel with hundreds of attendants, an entire wardrobe, and with the luxury amenities they are used to. The media announces their visit months ahead and people clamour to catch a glimpse or get their autograph. Rarely do the rich and famous make appearances in their sweats, with no makeup, with a desire to talk with regular people about normal things.

How much more did the God of the universe deserve fanfare at His coming?

But Christ didn’t arrive with the flare of trumpets or with flags flying. He didn’t demand an announcement for whole the world to hear, though He deserved it. Jesus just walked in.

Take some time to reflect on the nature of Jesus Christ’s Incarnation—born to peasant a girl in a smelly barn in an obscure town and worshipped by a few people. This humble story reveals the character of our Messiah, who humbled Himself to save the people He loved.