Contrary to artistic depictions, no aura, halo or nimbus distinguished Jesus from any other human baby!
The babe in the manger is the proper focus as we prepare our hearts and minds this Christmas season. But, never forget that the One wrapped in swaddling cloths was none other than God Incarnate—Immanuel.
While the Western world seems to have forgotten the significance, our celebration of Jesus’ birth and His resurrection on Easter Sunday is an acknowledgement of the historically documented truth that God appointed these set times to accomplish His purposes.
God, who sees the totality of history from beginning to end, has set specific times for the events of history. History is not careening out of control toward an uncertain end, but rather is unfolding according to an overarching plan.
God meticulously superintended the progress of human history creating the right environment for Jesus’ birth. Consequently, history is not careening out of control toward an uncertain end, but rather is unfolding according to an overarching plan.