To understand the birth of Jesus Christ, you need to know some information that proves His authenticity. In Luke 1:34, 35 it says: “And Mary said to the angel, “how can this be, since I am a virgin”. And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for this reason the Holy offspring shall be called the Son of God”. In Luke 2:11, the angel told the shepherds His title: “for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” “Christ is a title, not a last name. Christ is the English form of the Greek word, which means “Anointed One.” Messiah is the English form of the same word in Hebrew.” According to Paul Humber, MDiv, there were 414 prophecies that had to be fulfilled for Jesus to be the Messiah. Chuck Smith, a noted preacher/evangelist, from California, had a message using mathematical equations called “What Think Ye of Christ?” It can be found on YouTube. In this message, he starts with just 8 of the prophecies and shows the odds that Christ was not the Messiah. He said, “cover the State of Texas with quarters one foot deep. Pick one quarter and place an X on it. Mix it into the pile and have someone find it. The chance they would find it is the possibility that Jesus was not the Messiah.” When he got to 24 prophecies, he had to use electrons as the measurements. The odds of someone winning the “Power Ball” jackpot pale against these odds, yet we are more likely to believe we can win this prize than to acknowledge Jesus as the Christ who offers eternal life, the greatest gift of all.
May God grant you a most blessed Christmas. Pause and reflect on where you are in His plan. His love is unconditional, and He is along side you in every situation. Ring in the New Year as a new or renewed creation of the Christ. Amen.