Born to Die

If you really think about it, the concept of death runs like a common thread throughout the birth narrative. A paradox, isn’t it? Mary could have been stoned for getting pregnant while unwed. Herod wanted to kill baby Jesus because he feared a competitor to the throne. And although he failed to kill the baby, he had other children killed instead. Simeon was ready to die once he had seen the Christ child. And we often forget that Jesus was born to die for us.

The birth of the Saviour in our lives will demand the death of something too – reputation, position, self, the world and most importantly, sin. When we die to sin, we begin to live for God. So the Christmas story isn’t just about a Saviour who was born to die for the world He created, but also a call to all the saved to take up their cross and follow Him.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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