The Northfield

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  Northfield, NJ 08225


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Humble From The Start

"While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn" (Lk.2:6-7)

We have probably read or had these words read to us many, many times. The humble beginnings of Jesus, the Son of God. The story began with a young couple. They certainly were not wealthy and their immediate families were much like many around them, undistinguished... Before they consummated their marriage as husband and wife, Mary, the bride-to-be discovered she was pregnant. (Matt.1:18) Joseph, her espoused, thought it would be best to put the matter discreetly behind him. It would be a quiet divorce... God had other plans. An angel appeared to Joseph in a dream and told him that that Mary's child had been fathered by the Holy Spirit. The birth of Jesus did not have to come down like it did, in a stable, but it further exemplified the humble nature of the entire story of Jesus. The child was fathered by the Holy Spirit and would would be remarkable. The birth of Jesus would fulfill the prophesy of Isaiah. Deliverance was the his subject when he told it to King Ahaz. The child's name would be Immanuel, God with us. All future generations, and that includes us, would see evidence that Mary's child was the Christ. He would be the One Who to save people from the bonds of sin and give them the chance to live eternally with Him and the Father... It is little wonder that the season is thought of in a special way... From these humble beginnings, salvation arrived....

Have a great day... Reflect His Light to others... Love mark Phil.4:11

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